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 2013 Data
US data reports by incidents, offenses, victims and ‘known’ offenders. FBI reports overall total using ‘offenses’ label, therefore, these are the figures included. Only offenses with one recorded bias are shown in the breakdown below. Prosecution data refers to prosecutions carried out under federal law by the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorneys Offices throughout the country. The vast majority of hate crimes in the United States are prosecuted at the state and local level, for which no figures are currently compiled. Figures refer to the fiscal year running from April 2013 to March 2014.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that the United States has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.