Hate crimes are on the rise nationally. That’s according to numbers from the FBI, which reported a 7% increase in 2022, the most recent year numbers are available for.
In recent years, there have been incidents ranging from attacks on synagogues to the tragedy at Club Q in Colorado Springs, and numerous hate incidents targeting the Asian American Pacific Islander community.
In response to this troubling trend, the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland launched the ‘United Against Hate’ initiative in 2022 to combat unlawful hate acts. Over the past two years, every attorneys general office around the country organized UAH events, mobilizing communities against hate.
Recently, Delaware joined the cause at Dover’s Public Library, reaffirming its commitment to tolerance and community dialogue.