Troubling Hate Crime Statistics Released
The city of Cincinnati had a total of 30 reported hate crimes in 2018, according to the latest FBI statistics, which lag by a year.
Those numbers fell by 27% from 2017, but are among the highest number of hate crimes per capita among Ohio cities.
The recently released 2018 federal hate crime report's breakdown shows that most Cincinnati hate crimes were committed because of the victim's race or ethnicity. The next highest motivation was the victim's religion.
Members of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Regional Coalition Against Hate, including Barbara Perez, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO; Jackie Congedo, the director of the Jewish Community Relations Council; Shakila Ahmed, past board chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati; Sikh community leader Aasees Kauer; and Christopher Miller, the senior director of education at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, will join Cincinnati Edition to talk about the statistics and discuss some solutions.
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