More Hate Crimes Reported In DC

(Washington, DC) — The nation’s capital is seeing an increase in the number of reported hate crimes. The latest data from the Metropolitan Police Department show there have been 187 reported hate crimes as of October 31st. That’s a significant increase compared to the same time in 2018 when there were 173 reported hate crimes. In 2018, there was a total of 205 hate crimes reported. Police data shows bias against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race and ethnicity make up the majority of reported crimes this year.