Eugene sees drop in reported hate crimes, new study shows

According to the report, last year there were 81 bias crimes and non-criminal incidents reported, a 42 percent decrease compared to the number of incidents reported in 2017.

Posted: May 15, 2019 6:39 PM
Updated: May 15, 2019 6:39 PM

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hate crimes and other reports of bias are down in eugene. that's the finding of a new study released today by police and city leaders. but as kezi 9 news reporter michael sevren shows us the people who helped put together the data say they know firsthand more needs to be done to end discrimination. sot: it also a personal experience for me. fabio andrade, works for the city of eugene's office of human rights and neighborhood involvement. his office and along with with the eugene police department compiled data for the hate and bias report. he says he's experienced discrimination before. sot: i've been followed in the store and i have seen gestures in the city. stand up: according to the report, 81 bias crimes and non- criminal incidents were reported in 2018. a 42 percent decrease compared to 2017 when over a 130 reports were taken. more than half of the 2018's reports were criminal cases. data shows that the number of hate crimes in 2018 were on par with previous years with 2017 being an outlier with 74. sot: if we are receiving less reports it might be an indicator that less cases in our city so we celebrate the decline and know that we have a lot of work to do. andrade is urging any victims to come forward. reports can be made to both epd and the city if there is no criminal activity. meanwhile chief chris skinner says his office is continuing to work to build trust and confidence with minority groups. in eugene i'm
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