The FBI reports that hate crimes in Connecticut and on Long Island went down last year.
The FBI’s annual hate crime report pulls data from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. It found most towns and villages on Long Island had no incidents.
Nassau and Suffolk reported a combined total of 40 hate crimes, down from 73 in 2017.
Connecticut reported a total of 81, down from 112.
The FBI considers a hate crime when someone is victimized because of their race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.
Hate crimes nationwide last year stayed about the same, despite an increase in 2017.