Sources BBC, Security.Org. This rise seems to happen in US, France, and also Germany. Could an explanation be given for what the reason behind this rise is?

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    The linked articles give explanations. Are you not satisfied with them? May 25, 2023 at 18:26
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    Have the hate crimes risen, or has reporting of hate crimes risen?
    – dan04
    May 25, 2023 at 18:45
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    This does not appear to be about politics but about the motivations of people committing crimes. Though it could also be an issue of more incidents getting reported as well.
    – Joe W
    May 25, 2023 at 18:47
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    @JamesK A third option is a reclassification of the crime. Done three ways, first (and least likely or least common) would be politically motivated. The second is to update definitions as there is no commonly accepted definition of hate crime. The third to take the report honestly. Meaning that previously attempted reports or reported incidents may not have been reported as a hate crime or the report may not have been taken at all. The BBC article alludes to this slightly with a single quote: "They will be listened to, their report will be taken seriously and appropriate action will follow."
    – David S
    May 25, 2023 at 22:59
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    Having read the articles quickly I feel the claim that those articles provide some kind of definitive explanation greatly exaggerated: neither article had very clear explanations. In the comments we have various hypothesis floated - more reporting, immigrants, etc... None very substantiated. Considering the public resources and education time deployed in countering intolerance maybe it would be better to actually qualify and quantify the problem? As this question aims to do. This definitely affects public policy and aggregate criminal behavior seems on topic on this site. Vote to reopen. May 26, 2023 at 22:07


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