Recently released FBI data shows a large jump in the number of anti-gay hate crimes reported in 2008, which increased by approximately 11 percent.
According to the same data, a third of the hate crimes reported involve coercion, while the other two-thirds are comprised of vandalism and violence.
The FBI warned that the reason behind this trend may be that a larger number of institutions are taking the initiative to report these incidences. In that case, the data might not reflect an actual rise in such crimes.
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