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FBI: Hate crime down in 2007 but anti-gay crime up

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October 28, 2008
Homeland Security News
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Hate crimes incidents decreased slightly last year despite a surge in those targeting gays and lesbians.The FBI reported more than 7,600 hate crimes incidents in 2007, down about 1 percent from the previous year. The decline was driven by decreases in the two largest categories of hate crimes — crimes against race and religion. (Google News/AP)