The United States regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Its hate crime laws contain general penalty enhancement and substantive offence provisions. The United States Hate Crime Statistics Act requires the collection and publication of hate crime data. The authorities responsible for data collection are the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hate crime data are published annually.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||8,437||Not available||Not available|
|2016||7,321||Not available||Not available|
|2015||6,885||Not available||Not available|
|2014||6385||Not available||Not available|
|2012||6718||Not available||Not available|
|2011||7254||Not available||Not available|
|2010||7699||Not available||Not available|
|2009||7789||Not available||Not available|
About 2015 Data
The USA reports data by incidents, offenses, victims and ‘known’ offenders. The FBI reports the overall total using the ‘offenses’ label, which are the figures included. Only offenses with one recorded bias are shown in the breakdown below.
Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the United States authorities made the commitment to examine and respond to recommendations to continue to work towards ensuring that all hate crimes are effectively investigated and prosecuted, and to engage better with communities at risk of being victims of hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that the United States has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.