Hate Crimes in the U.S.

The FBI has gathered and published hate crime statistics every year since 1992. These efforts serve as a backstop for investigations by state and local authorities, which handle the vast majority of hate crime cases throughout the country. The statistics below represent the hate crime data reported to the FBI in 2014.

November 7, 2016

Hate Crimes by Demographics

A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

Hate Crimes by State

The FBI divides its data into many different categories, including the amount of offenses reported by each state. Roll over the various states to see the reported numbers.

Hate Crimes Over the Years

This graph showcases the hate crime offenses reported over a ten year period.

Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders

Bias Group Incidents Offenses Victims Known Offenders
Bias Group Incidents Offenses Victims Known Offenders