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In many cities throughout the United States, the prevalence of hate crimes has increased. You have been asked to provide your insight into this and recommed ways to decrease the occurrence of these types of crimes. I have to research the topic of hate crimes and address the following:

1. Create a profile of the typical individual who commits hate crimes.
2. What are some of the causes of these crimes?

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By example, this solution assists in crimes and creates a profile of the typical individual who commits hate crimes. It also discusses some of the causes of these crimes. Supplemented with an article on hate crimes and references are provided.

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