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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The number of reported hate crimes fell in Missouri in 2012 according to a new report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
But one group feels the number would be higher, if they didn’t go unreported by the victims.
The Kansas City Anti-Violence Project serves victims of violence and hate crimes in the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transsexual community. According to the MSHP report, Jackson County had 64 total hate crimes reported in 2012. That’s more than half of the statewide total of 106.
Justin Shaw, executive director of the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project believes the ‘real’ hate crime numbers in the LGBT community would make the Jackson County number even higher.
“We know there’s a lot that’s reported to us that is not reported to police.” added Shaw.
Shaw says in 2012 the anti-violence project helped 26 people, but only a couple reported their crimes. He…
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