United States of America
The United States regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The United States publishes hate crime data annually.
The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics conducts a regular National Crime Victimization Survey, with data covering the period from 2005 to 2020. In 2020, the Department of Justice issued a comprehensive "Law Enforcement Roundtable Report on Hate Crimes", setting forth key recommendations and action steps to combat hate crime.
Following a 2021 review by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hate crimes were included in the top-level category of priorities (Band 1 National Threat Priority), resulting in an increase in resources allocated to tackle hate crime. By collaborating with the national Hate Crime Coalition, the FBI consults closely with civil society organizations (CSOs), including to develop and update the FBI Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual. During an update of the Guidelines, the Department of Justice invited comments from the public and held two virtual consultations with CSOs.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2021||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|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 2009 Data
The US reports by incidents, offences, victims and known offenders. The FBI reports overall total "offenses", therefore, these are the figures included.
Hate crime recorded by police
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Anti-Muslim hate crime
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to the United States. He stressed the importance of data collection on crimes against Muslims and the importance of police training.
Racist and xenophobic hate crime
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to the United States. There, he emphasized the importance of training criminal justice agencies in addressing hate crimes.