Are hate crimes in the USA on the rise since Donald Trump became President?

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  • The majority of reported hate crimes do not result in a conviction, so we often can't be sure any actual crime took place.

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  • The data can be misleading because the definition of "hate crime" is very broad and includes criminal acts that are not motivated by racial or sexual hate.

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  • Methods of reporting and aggregating data change enough to make it hard to perform a meaningful comparison over time.

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