Florida Had 124 Hate Crimes In 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says the state had 124 reported hate crimes in 2013.

A report from her office released Wednesday shows that hate crimes declined by more than a third in 2013 compared to 2012.

The report says that more than half of the hate crimes reported last year were related to race.

More than a quarter of the hate crimes were related to sexual orientation.

Religion played a role in about 1 in 9 hate crimes, and national origin was a factor in 1 out of 14 crimes.

Actions against people made up under two-thirds of the hate crimes, and property crimes made up more than a third of the hate crimes.