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    The Nature and Extent of Crime

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    Over the last 15 years, the United States has enjoyed a steady decline in nearly every category of violent crime.

    The last few years, however, has seen a rising trend in the incidence of particular types of violent criminal activity. One area has seen a particularly steep increase: Hate Crime.

    Please investigate the possible causes for these increases.

    Identify 1 or 2 possible causes, or contributing factors, behind these negative trends in hate crimes.
    In a couple of short sentences, briefly describe the information you found that supports this claim, and where specifically you located the evidence (e.g., the UCG web resources, etc.)

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    Hate crimes against Blacks may have witnessed and uptick in numbers because of the election of President Obama. Statistics have shown that hate crimes against Blacks, traditionally the most victimized group in regard to hate crimes rose during both of President Obama presidential bids. In places with histories of racial ...

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    The Nature and Extent of Crime