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Reports of hate crimes in Oregon rose nearly 60% in 2020, according to new numbers from the FBI.

The jump is likely due to improved recordkeeping as well as an actual increase in hate crimes, according to Kieran Ramsey, FBI special agent in charge for Oregon, who briefed media representatives in a video call Wednesday.

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Garrett Andrews has covered crime for The Bulletin since 2018. A native of the Olympic Peninsula (Sequim), he's been a newspaper reporter for 14 years and has an MA in political science from the University of Colorado-Denver. A lover of overcast skies.

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