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Report Data - USA - 2010

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 8496 27 20
2017 8437 Not available Not available
2016 7321 Not available Not available
2015 6885 Not available Not available
2014 6385 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and Civil Rights Unit (CRU) collaborated to gather hate crime incident data investigated and reported by the CRU for 2018. As a result, FBI hate crime data is for the first time included in the 2018 hate crime publication, in addition to data from other federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

In August, the Department of Justice (DoJ) Hate Crimes Initiative convened the first-ever federal seminar on Investigating and Prosecuting Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism, bringing together 70 Department civil rights and domestic terrorism prosecutors and agents to discuss how to better collaborate when investigating and prosecuting hate crimes that also constitute acts of domestic terrorism. In October, the Department's Hate Crimes Initiative convened a law enforcement roundtable on hate crimes. The event brought state, local and tribal law enforcement leaders from around the country together with DoJ officials. The participants agreed that in order to improve investigation and reporting of hate crimes, the federal government should support hate crimes training at all levels of law enforcement. The DoJ also launched a new hate crimes website – www.justice.gov/hatecrimes – designed to provide a centralized portal for the Department's hate crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups, and other related organizations and individuals.

The DoJ also announced a grant of more than USD 840,000 to the University of New Hampshire to conduct a national survey of hate crime incidents and victimization. The multi-phase study, funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the Department's Office of Justice Programs, will run through 2021 and provide detailed data about hate crimes, analyse local policies that impact hate crime reporting and identify successful investigation and prosecution strategies.

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The Anti-Defamation League reported 22 physical assaults and 317 cases of vandalism. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 28 hate incidents.

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Human Rights First and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported one serious physical assault. Human Rights First also reported one case of damage to property. In addition, CAIR reported five physical assaults, a case in which a boy was regularly beaten at school by his classmates, six cases of damage to property, seven cases of graffiti on property, two cases of damage to mosques, four cases of graffiti on mosques, four arson attacks on mosques and four cases of threats.

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Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported the murders of eight transgender people.

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The National Coalition of the Homeless's report  Hate Crimes Against The Homeless, 2010 notes that the states of Florida and Rhode Island have added attacks against homeless people to their existing hate crime laws. The National Coalition of the Homeless produced a report providing information for homeless people on their rights and how to respond to hate crimes.

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Community Health Connections in Pennsylvania, reported the murder of a woman with a developmental disability.

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Observatory  reported three physical assaults, one threat, two cases of graffiti on mosques and seven cases of damage to mosques.

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National Developments 
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Official data includes 3,725 racist offences and 1,040 offences with an ethnicity/national origin bias.

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Official figures record 922 anti-Jewish offences.

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Official figures record includes 186 anti-Islamic offences.

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Official figures record 301 offences motivated by a religious bias, consisting of 61 anti-Catholic, 46 anti-Protestant, 134 "anti-other religion", 53 anti-multiple religions/group, and 7 "anti-atheism/agnosticism/etc."

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Official figures record 1,470 offences motivated by bias against sexual orientation.

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Official figures record 46 offences motivated by bias against disability.