U.S. FBI Hate Crime Statistics 2019

Author: FBI National Press Office
Published: 2020/11/17 - Updated: 2023/10/04
Publication Type: Announcement / Notification - Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Contents: Summary - Main - Related Publications

Synopsis: FBI hate crime data submitted by 15,588 law enforcement agencies provide information about offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. Submitted reports involve 7,314 criminal incidents and 8,559 related offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity. Law enforcement agencies may specify the location of an offense within a hate crime incident as 1 of 46 location designations.

Main Digest

The FBI has just released Hate Crime Statistics, 2019, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program's latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. The 2019 data, submitted by 15,588 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.

Law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 7,314 criminal incidents and 8,559 related offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity. Please note the UCR Program does not estimate offenses for the jurisdictions of agencies that do not submit reports.

Highlights of Hate Crime Statistics, 2019 follow. (Due to rounding, percentage breakdowns may not add to 100%.)

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FBI infographic reads: Hate Crime Statistics, 2019 Bias Motivations Reporting from 15,588 law enforcement agencies to the UCR Program in 2019 revealed 7,103 single-bias incidents involving 8,552 victims. A distribution of victims by bias type shows the following: Disability: 2.0%, Gender: 0.9%, Gender Identity: 2.7%, Sexual Orientation: 16.7%, Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry: 57.6%, Religion: 20.1%. Image Credit: U.S. FBI.
FBI infographic reads: Hate Crime Statistics, 2019 Bias Motivations Reporting from 15,588 law enforcement agencies to the UCR Program in 2019 revealed 7,103 single-bias incidents involving 8,552 victims. A distribution of victims by bias type shows the following: Disability: 2.0%, Gender: 0.9%, Gender Identity: 2.7%, Sexual Orientation: 16.7%, Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry: 57.6%, Religion: 20.1%. Image Credit: U.S. FBI.
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Victims of Hate Crime Incidents

There were 7,103 single-bias incidents involving 8,552 victims. Percent distribution of victims by bias type shows that:

There were 211 multiple-bias hate crime incidents involving 260 victims.

Offenses by Crime Category

Of the 5,512 hate crime offenses classified as crimes against persons in 2019:

Fifty-one (51) murders, 30 rapes, and three offenses of human trafficking (commercial sex acts) were reported as hate crimes. The remaining 41 hate crime offenses were reported in the category of other.

There were 2,811 hate crimes classified as crimes against property. Most of these (76.6%) were acts of destruction/damage/vandalism. Robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and other offenses accounted for the remaining 23.4% of crimes against property.

Two hundred thirty-six (236) additional offenses were classified as crimes against society. This crime category represents society's prohibition against engaging in certain types of activity, such as gambling, prostitution, and drug violations. These are typically victimless crimes in which property is not the object.

Known Offenders

In the UCR Program, the term known offender does not imply that the suspect's identity is known; rather, the term indicates that some aspect of the suspect was identified, thus distinguishing the suspect from an unknown offender. Law enforcement agencies specify the number of offenders and, when possible, the race of the offender or offenders as a group. Beginning in 2013, law enforcement began reporting whether suspects were juveniles or adults, as well as the suspect's ethnicity, when possible.

Locations of Hate Crimes

Law enforcement agencies may specify the location of an offense within a hate crime incident as 1 of 46 location designations. In 2019:

Note:

This edition of Hate Crime Statistics and the upcoming edition of NIBRS - which is scheduled for release later this year - is the final UCR crime data publications to be released in the traditional format.

Previous Hate Crime Statistics

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