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Reasons I: Law Enforcement and Patricia Montes

reasons i: Hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the report said, according to CTV. But people also did not come forward because they didn't feel it was important or that police would help, according to the report. More than half the 250,000 hate crimes that took place each year between 2004 and 2015 went unreported to law enforcement for a variety of reasons, according to a special report on the issue from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. I think this report shows the kind of fear that is going on in our communities, said Patricia Montes, executive director of the Boston-based immigrant advocacy group Centro Presente. Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric also will prevent more immigrants from reporting crimes to police, Montes said. She and other advocates are concerned that Latino immigrants, in particular, may be reluctant to call police to report a hate crime for fear of being deported, particularly since the Trump administration is ramping up immigration enforcement across the country. ( As reported in the news.