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Antisemitic and hate incidents in Arizona this year saw a 26% increase from 2020 and a 41% increase from 2019, according to a year-end report by the Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. Read more»

Groups held a candelight vigil at the state Capitol in March for the eight people killed in Atlanta, who prosecutors said were slain because of their race. Hate crimes climbed in Arizona last year and race continued to be the largest factor, accounting for 70% of the hate crimes reported in the state in 2020.

Hate crimes in Arizona in 2020 were the highest reported since 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, according to new FBI statistics, but advocates and experts say many more hate crimes mostly likely were unreported. Read more»