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 2011 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
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-Muslim hate crime, Anti-LGBTI hate crime
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.