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Study finds two-thirds of hate crimes unreported

WASHINGTON — Despite growing awareness of hate crimes, the share of those crimes reported to police has fallen in recent years as more victims of violent attacks express doubt that police can or will help.

Nearly 2 of 3 hate crimes go unreported to police, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday. From 2003 through 2006, 46 percent of hate crimes were reported to police. But from 2007 through 2011, just 35 percent were reported.

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