Last month, the FBI reported that the number of hate crimes dropped slightly in 2018, while hate crimes targeting LGBTQ people rose. Also, violence directed at transgender people, particularly trans women of color continued to soar. Last year 26 transgender people were violently murdered and so far, this year, 22 have died in a hate crime.
This week Outbeat News offers a special report on hate crime trends and examines why the statistics may be inaccurate.
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