There's a map that will let you track all the hate groups in your city and state.
Last week, violence from members of white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia left one individual dead and around 20 people injured, proving hate groups exist and are very active in cities around the country.
In an effort to keep an ongoing record of the number of hate groups in the country, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) created a hate group map that shows the steady increase of hate groups in the country and which state they are in.
The hate group map uses information from publications and websites, law enforcement reports and other criteria to determine if a group is considered a hate group.
According to their interactive map, they have listed 917 organizations across the country considered to be active hate groups.
In 2016, there were at least 130 active Ku Klux Klan groups, 99 neo-Nazi groups and 100 white nationalist groups nationwide, according to the SPLC. Their data shows there were 193 black separatist groups in 2015 and a total of 663 active “anti-government patriot” groups active in 2016.
The map lets you sort through a variety of different groups including neo-Nazis, black separatists, anti-Muslim and Ku Klux Klan. There are 14 different groups the SPLC lets you choose and you can filter each group by state to see which hate group is nearby and active.
The map clearly shows a high concentration of hate groups in Southeastern regions of the country.
Here’s a closer look at hate groups in the New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts areas.
Hate groups in New York
According to the SPLC, there are 47 total hate groups in New York State.
The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are located in Hamptons Bay, New York. The Golden Dawn neo-Nazi group is in Astoria, Queens and the white nationalist group, American Freedom Partym is in New York City.
Hate groups in Pennsylvania
According to the SPLC hate map, there are 40 active hate groups in Pennsylvania.
The anti-Muslim organization the Shoebat Foundation is headquartered in Newtown and the Ku Klos Knights of the Ku Klux Klan are located in Bally, PA, about 55 miles away from Philadelphia.
The Keystone State Skinheads have their headquarters in Harrisburg. According to the map, there are at least six white nationalist groups and eight black separatist groups that are active throughout the state.
Hate groups in Massachusetts
According to the hate map data, there are 12 active hate groups in the state of Massachusetts: A chapter of the skinhead group Aryan Strikeforce, neo-Nazi group Gallows Tree Wotansvolk Alliance and anti-Muslim group ACT for America.
The map shows black separatist groups located in Boston, Dorchester and Springfield.