Newsday: FBI says 77 hate crimes reported in LI for 2017

<p>According to Newsday, 2017 was the fifth straight year of declines.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2018, 8:58 PM

Updated 2,013 days ago

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Reports of hate crimes across Long Island are reportedly on the decline.
According to Newsday, 2017 was the fifth straight year of declines.
They say FBI data found only 77 hate crimes were reported last year.
However, experts and advocates cautioned the numbers do not account for underreporting by victims themselves.    
Officials say hate crimes increased 17 percent nationally. 


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