Hate crimes rose in the U.S. by more than 17% in 2017, the third straight year that such prejudice-motivated attacks have risen, according to a report the FBI released Tuesday.

It is the biggest annual increase in reported hate crimes in more than a decade.

The count, which drew on data submitted by more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies, documented a total of 7,175 hate crimes in 2017.

The tally was 1,054 higher than the year before….

Los Angeles Times