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Hate Crimes Double In Newton

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Police say the number of hate crimes in Newton has more than doubled this year, compared to each of the last two years.

The city says a swastika found painted on a West Newton synagogue this weekend was the fifteenth instance of a hate crime so far this year.

Last year, there were six reported hate crimes in Newton, all year.

This program aired on November 19, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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