Hate crimes down, but stat can be deceiving

Las Vegas Sun
By Ana Ley
Dec. 28, 2014

The FBI recently released statistics showing hate crimes are down in Southern Nevada and across the country.

Metro, Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments reported 68 incidents in 2013, down 21 percent from the year before. Agencies nationwide reported 5,928 offenses last year, down 10 percent.

At face value, that sounds like good news, but experts warn the numbers can be deceiving.

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