Office to prevent hate crimes expected to open sooner after uptick in crimes

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Despite a reduction in murders and robberies, New York City is trying to move quickly in order to address an uptick in hate crimes.

Just last week, a person posted a hateful message outside the Jewish Childrens Center in Crown Heights. Many crimes are targeting Jewish communities in Williamsburg and Crown Heights.

The mayor stated that the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes will open sooner than expected from November to this summer. The office will offer support for victims and education for the community.

The chief of detectives says suspects that have been arrested in these crimes range from first-time offenders to career criminals. Police are asking the public to report these crimes if they see them happen.

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