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More Hate Crimes on US Campuses

VU International News and Reviews No. 107 February 26 2018

February 2018

According to the Campus Safety and Security website of the US Department of Education, the number of hate crimes in 2016 at American campuses rose to 1300 from 1043 the year before. With the exceptions of a peak of 1198 reported hate crimes in 2010, the data show a steady slow increase from less than 1000 in 2009 to 1043 in 1500 and then a sudden surge to the 1300 in 2016. The statistics are based on data from over 6000 institutions with over 11000 campuses.

A quick scan on the hate crimes at European universities yields no relevant information – it does show that the University of Gothenburg has expertise in hate crimes in Europe more generally.

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