Are Hate Crimes On The Rise In Colorado Or Are They Just Getting More Attention?

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Protestors chant against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before a campaign rally at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, in Denver, Friday, July 29, 2016.

Carvings of swastikas on playground equipment in Longmont are the latest example of apparent hate-related vandalism in Colorado. The carvings were found Monday morning.Over the summer, there were two other reports of hate imagery in Longmont. And this fall, in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood, a swastika was spray-painted onto a door at an elementary school.

These incidents certainly grab headlines. But we wanted to put them into context. Scott Levin is mountain states regional director for the Anti-Defamation League. He joined Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.