Number of Georgia Hate Groups Increased in 2015

Gabe Thomas

The AJC is reporting that the number of hate groups located in Georgia increased in 2015.

According to a study by the Southern Poverty Law center (SPLC), the number of hate groups in Georgia increased from 28 in 2014 to 39 in 2015, an increase of approximately 39 percent.

The amount of hate groups across the nation rose as well, though not at the rate in Georgia. The national of hate groups rose from 784 to 892, an increase of almost 14 percent. Almost 10 percent of new hate groups were started in Georgia.

While most Georgia hate groups are located in the Atlanta area, there are a few in the Southeast Georgia area. The closes hate group located to Georgia Southern is located in Savannah, Georgia.