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FBI report details Montana hate crime activity in 2017

Posted at 5:16 PM, Nov 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-24 19:16:20-05

Crime Watch

BOZEMAN – A recent report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke down the number of hate crimes that occurred in 2017 in each state and city across the nation.

A hate crime is described by the FBI as an offense “as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity”.

Throughout the entire country, there were a total of 7,175 criminal incident reports submitted.

The report then went into detail to where exactly these crimes took place, breaking it down to city and state.

Montana had 15 different hate crimes reported in 2017. Cascade County reported one incident involving race/ethnicity/ancestry while Bozeman had three reports, two involving religion, and one incident taking place at Montana State University related to race.

The other incidents happened in Kalispell, Whitefish, and Missoula. The report also listed incidents being reported in Yellowstone, Deer Lodge, and Ravalli counties.

A full list of the breakdown of the hate crimes listed by county and city can be found here.

-Reported by Mederios Babb/MTN News