FBI launches campaign to combat rise in hate crimes in New Jersey

The Newark office of the FBI launched a campaign on Wednesday to combat a rise in hate crimes in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Aug 18, 2021, 10:17 PM

Updated 968 days ago

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The Newark office of the FBI launched a campaign on Wednesday to combat a rise in hate crimes in New Jersey.
The effort is called “Protecting Our Communities Together.” Signs will be going up on buses, trains and billboards around the state. The agency wants New Jersey residents to report any hate crimes they may have seen or experienced.
"New Jersey has unfortunately experienced a rise in hate crimes in the past two years, especially in respect to race. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Justice statistics under the Department of Justice believes the majority of hate crimes goes unreported. We want to fix that,” says Special Agent in Charge George Crouch Jr.
Anyone who is a witness or is the victim of a hate crime can call 1-800-CALL-FBI to report it.
The campaign starts this month and runs through November.


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