Florida Ranks Second In Nation For Most Hate Groups, Study Says

Florida ranks as having the second highest number of hate groups in the nation.

According to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 63 active hate groups across the state. 

Four of those are in Miami-Dade County and two are in Fort Lauderdale. The Nation of Islam is among groups in both areas, according to the report.

It also says there were 130 active Ku Klux Klan and 193 Black Separatist groups nationwide throughout 2016. 

In 2011, the groups peaked at more than 1,000. In 2014 they were down to 784. Last year's 917 was part of an increase since.

Source: SPL

The SPLC's report features a map detailing more than 900 hate groups actively operating across the country. California ranks number one with 79.

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