Police Foundation’s Jim Bueermann commented on a recent study conducted by the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics that found nearly two of three hate crimes were unreported to law enforcement organizations. Bueermann stated:
If those statistics are accurate, then police chiefs have to focus on the issue of why the members of their communities believe that the police aren’t willing to investigate,” Bueermann said. “I think this underscores the importance of police chiefs repeating these messages over and over and over” urging victims to report hate crimes.
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