Quincy: Report Finds Increase In Hate Crimes In Massachusetts

State officials recently released a report regarding hate crimes in the Commonwealth.

Felix Brown, a spokesman with the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security tells WATD News that there was an increase in crimes reported last year. 


Quincy had 12 incidents of hate crimes listed in the report.

However, Police Chief Paul Keenan says some context needs to be considered when looking at that number. 


Among other South Shore communities the report listed Braintree with 7 hate crimes, Duxbury with 3, Milton with 2, and Brockton with 1.

 The entire report can be found here

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Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.