Report: UW-Madison counted 74 bias incidents in spring 2017

Report: UW-Madison counted 74 bias incidents in spring 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison received reports of more than 70 incidents where someone felt attacked because of their race, religion or gender last spring.

UW-Madison tracks reports of so-called “bias incidents” each semester. The Division of Student Life released a report Thursday that shows the university received 92 reports of 74 incidents during the spring 2017 semester.

Some incidents generated multiple reports. None were charged as a hate crime.

The report offers no details of the incidents, although it found most of the incidents involved race. Incidents involving gender were the second most common type of report.

The university recorded 87 bias incidents during the summer/fall period covering July 1 to Dec. 31, 2016.

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