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Report Data - USA - 2011

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.

NGO reports 
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A World Without Nazism reported one case of a series of acts of graffiti on walls and buildings in New York City. The Kantor Center reported one case of property damage to several cars, and several cases of graffiti on synagogues. The Anti-Defamation League reported one case of arson against a synagogue and a plot to attack a synagogue in New York City.

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IGO Reports 
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The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged the United States to ensure prosecution, punishment and fair compensation to victims under the law for cases of racial and xenophobic violence. It also encouraged the United States to take effective measures to counter violence against Muslims and recommended that the United States conduct awareness-raising campaigns to address violence against LGBT people.

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Universal Periodic Review
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 The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Observatory reported one case of property damage against a mosque and one murder.

Bias Motivation 
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National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
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Reports
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Official figures record 3,465 racist offences and 891 offences with an ethnicity/national origin bias.

Bias Motivation 
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Official figures record 820 anti-Jewish offences.

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Official figures record 175 anti-Islamic offences.

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Official figures record 323 offences motivated by a religious bias, consisting of 68 anti-Catholic, 49 anti-Protestant, 139 "anti-other religion", 63 anti-multiple religions/group, and 4 "anti-atheism/agnosticism/etc."

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Official figures record 1,508 offences motivated by bias against sexual orientation.

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Official figures record 58 offences motivated by bias against disability.