Hate-crime killings set a record in 2019, FBI data reveals

There were 51 hate-crime killings in 2019, the highest number since the FBI began tabulating such figures in the early 1990s.

The 2019 data also showed a significant increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, rising 14 percent from the previous year, which accounted for almost all growth in religiously motivated bias crimes.

Bias crimes targeting Muslims declined slightly, while those targeting Christians remained nearly flat.

While religiously motivated hate crimes increased, those targeting people for their race, ethnicity or ancestry declined slightly overall — despite the bloodshed in Texas.