Hate crimes are on the rise in Florida -- even though the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated two-thirds of hate crimes go unreported to police.
Florida experienced a 102 percent increase in hate crimes from 2013-2017, according to a report from SafeHome, a home security provider, that studied the most recent FBI data.
The increase in crime is high enough for the state to rank No. 8 in a national comparison of the biggest rise in hate crimes during that time, the study reported.
The analysis shows that racial hatred is the most common reason behind single-bias offenses.
African-Americans were the most likely to be victimized, according to the analysis.
More than half of the known offenders in 2017 were white, the analysis stated.
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