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Report: Hate crimes go up in Florida

11:02 AM, Jan 1, 2014   |    comments
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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A new report shows hate crimes have gone up in Florida.

In 2012, 170 hate crimes were reported, with 32 of them in Orange County -- the most ofby any county in the state.

However, while hate crimes were up over the previous year, they are down significantly from a decade ago.

In 2004, there were 334 hate crimes in Florida, but the numbers have shown a steady decline since then, until 2012 when the numbers jumped back up again.

More than half of the hate crimes involved race or color, while more than a quarter had to do with sexual orientation.


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