What exactly is involved in a hate crime, and how do you report one?

The Bellingham Herald

At Western Washington University, there was one reported hate crime in 2017, five in 2018 and one through May 2019, said WWU spokesman Paul Cocke.

Cocke said the 2017 crime was an anti-Muslim defacing of a poster.

“In 2018 there were five reported hate crimes, including two separate crimes on the vandalism of the books in the Jewish section in the library. There also was a swastika drawn on a residence hall poster but police believe that was targeting LGBTQ folks,” Cocke said in a May email.

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