A recent report from the Associated Press has revealed that a staggering number of law enforcement agencies across the country have failed to report data concerning hate crimes. 2,700 agencies reported no hate crimes between 2009-2014. Here in Georgia, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties were missing years’ worth of data.
We sit down with AP reporter Christina A. Cassidy to talk about her report, how law enforcement handles hate-based incidents and what exactly constitutes a hate crime.
Check out the AP story that details hate crime reporting failures throughout the Southeast: