Of the incidents reported, CAIR identified triggering factors for 358, including a victim’s ethnicity or national origin—32 percent—and preconceived notions of a victim being a Muslim—20 percent. Fifteen percent of incidents were triggered by the presence of a headscarf or hijab. Forty-six percent of the people targeted were from Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Of the number of crimes identified to be based on anti-Muslim bias, the CAIR report said 126 had been investigated by federal agencies between April 1 and June 30.

Although the CAIR report did not cite President Donald Trump’s rhetoric toward Muslims as a factor in the increased anti-Muslim bias in the U.S., a previous report conducted by researchers at California State University’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism found that bias crimes against various minorities and religious groups were up some 20 percent since Trump’s election win in November.

The majority of the crimes documented were against Muslims and individuals recognized as belonging to the LGBT community.

On multiple occasions during his campaign, Trump made harsh statementsregarding “Islamic terrorists” and promoted a stronger vetting system to identify immigrants with “ties to radical ideology.”

(Picture: Documenting Opression Against Muslims)

About 3.3 million people in the United States are Muslim, according to a Pew Research Center report released in May.