EUGENE, Ore. -- The FBI has released its annual report of hate and discrimination crimes that were reported across the country.
Based on that report from the FBI, 46 of those reported crimes in Eugene were based on race, ethnicity or ancestral backgrounds.
Twelve were based on religion, eight on sexual orientation, one on disability, one on gender and four on gender identity.
Eugene NAACP President Eric Richardson said that report shows him two things.
"The amount of increasing negative interactions that we're having in our community, unfortunately," Richardson said. "Then, the actual idea that Eugene and community partners are working together to at least build trust so that people can report these things and feel like the community is responsive."
Richardson said he believes that since other towns and cities don't have the reporting systems in place that Eugene does, their numbers aren't as high.