There's a lot of talk these days about hate crimes. But are they happening more frequently than we think?

FOX's Tom Rigatti reports:

A new report estimates that 250,000 hate crimes are committed each year. And between 2005 and 2014, the federal study says more than half of them weren't reported to the police.

The special report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics has stoked advocates' concerns about ongoing tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.

Most often, hate crimes weren't reported to police because they were handled some other way. But those surveyed also say they didn't come forward because they felt police wouldn't help.

Tom Rigatti, FOX News.