Hate crimes in the United States rose moderately last year, with hate-motivated incidents against several target groups, including Arabs, Muslims and transgender people, showing sharper increases, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI’s annual hate crime statistics
, released Monday, showed there were 6,121 hate crime incidents in 2016, up 4.6 percent from 5,850 in 2015.

The rise marked the first time since 2004 that hate crime in the United States has increased two years in a row. In 2015, hate crime rose by seven percent.

The latest overall figure included sharper spikes in hate crimes targeting several minority groups.

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