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On Monday, the FBI released annual hate crime statistics for 2010 on Monday. The data was submitted from law enforcement agencies throughout the nation and broken down into five categories; Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, and Mental and Physical Disabilities.

In San Diego the highest number of hate crimes were ones committed because of sexual orientation. According to the data, 20 incidents were reported in 2010.

In addition 12 incidents were racially motivated, 8 with bias towards a religious belief, and 9 because of a person's nationality/ethnicity.

And while sexually orientated hate crimes were highest among the four other categories in San Diego, racially motivated hate crimes were highest in San Diego County with 18.

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Facebook Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m.

Rochelle La Rue: I thought the number would be higher. Although, the numbers would have [led] to convictions to a hate crime so I can see how it could be low.

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