african-american http://wmot.org en Tenn. Hate Crime Stats Beat National Average http://wmot.org/post/tenn-hate-crime-stats-beat-national-average <p>The FBI says the level of hate crime reported by police around the country remained about the same in 2010 compared with the previous year.</p><p>The bureau says just over 6,600 hate crime incidents were reported to the FBI, up by just 24 incidents over 2009.</p><p>Tennessee apparently doing much better than the national average.</p><p>Kristin Helm, a spokesperson for the The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, says hate crimes in Tennessee decreased by about 20 percent from 2009 levels.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 18:19:17 +0000 AP/WMOT 3963 at http://wmot.org