Tip of the Iceberg? Hate Crimes Against People with Disabilities Up

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Disability Hate Crimes Up, FBI Says

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The number of hate crimes committed on the basis of disability rose in 2009, even as the overall number of hate crimes dropped, according to FBI statistics released Monday.

There were 97 offenses classified as hate crimes based on disability reported to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 2009, representing 1.5 percent of the 7,789 offenses reported. That's up from 85 the year prior...

Meanwhile, the overall number of hate crimes dropped in 2009 to 6,604 incidents from 7,783 in 2008.

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