Rashid Alam, a 18-year-old Muslim pauses next to a photo taken following his attack, at a news conference Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the Council on American-Islamic Relations offices in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Statistics Show Spike In Hate Crimes Across US

The number of hate crimes jumped 21 percent in the nation’s capital and roughly 40 percent in New York and Los Angeles.