Racist and anti-Semitic incidents have dropped in the United States, according to a new report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
But the number of violent crimes, which includes homicides, robberies, aggravated assaults and rape, remains at the same level it was in 2014.
The report also found that the number for property crimes was down.
That’s not a huge deal, but it is the first time since the early 1990s that violent crime is declining.
This comes as the nation has seen a steady rise in anti-Semitism, which has spiked in recent years, with the number reporting incidents of anti-Jewish harassment, intimidation and vandalism increasing.
The Trump administration has made it clear that the rise in hate crimes is a national security concern.
In the past two weeks, there have been several instances in which U.S. police have been accused of violating constitutional rights by using force against protesters and journalists.
“It is important to remember that the American people and police have long been targets of violent, anti-government political rhetoric,” said BJS statistician Matthew D. Wilson in a statement.
“While hate crimes continue to rise in the U. S., the rise of racist hate speech and incidents of police violence are a clear reminder that racism and intolerance have no place in America. “
“In the end, the solution is not to change laws, policies or practices, but to ensure that we continue to build bridges and foster trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.””
In the end, the solution is not to change laws, policies or practices, but to ensure that we continue to build bridges and foster trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”