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Hate Crimes Rise in State

Nationwide, including in Missouri, hate crimes are on the rise. In 2020, 115 were reported in Missouri – the highest in nine years. During a press conference, the FBI St. Louis Division says that compares to 66 in 2018. U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming, from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Missouri, is a member of her office’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

Reports can be made anonymously by going to or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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