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Report: Hate crimes have increased in Tennessee
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says reports of hate crimes increased across the state last year. The report released Monday says the number of criminal offenses motivated by a known bias grew to nearly 200 in 2017, an increase of nearly 11 percent. Citing the report, the Tennessean says that racial, ethnicity or ancestry bias was the known motivation for nearly 57 percent of the hate crimes.