Reported hate crimes on rise in VT – WCAX

What’s behind the increase in reported hate crimes – more incidents, or a more active reporting system?

"In 2017, Vermont law enforcement agencies voluntarily reported 34 hate crimes. For the newest available data in 2018, the feds say that the number rose to 45.

"It's something we need to continue to work on," Vermont State Police Capt. Garry Scott said.

He says they have ramped up efforts to better understand the needs of those they serve and that troopers have met with community partners on a regular basis to hear and understand their concerns.

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