Newly released data shows number of bias incidents, crimes in New Jersey up almost 50%
The number of bias incidents and crimes is up nationally, including in New Jersey where they are up almost 50%.
Newly released data from the state shows bias crimes and incidents in the Garden State have grown, and these are just including the reported numbers.
Some state leaders held a virtual roundtable on Wednesday to break down the numbers and talk about how bias will be addressed going forward. The state’s Division on Civil Rights has set up a portal to report bias crimes online, and law enforcement will follow up.
In a breakdown by counties, Monmouth County has the most reported bias crimes, followed by Bergen and then Middlesex.
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