The United States regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Its hate crime laws contain general penalty enhancement and substantive offence provisions. The United States Hate Crime Statistics Act requires the collection and publication of hate crime data. The authorities responsible for data collection are the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hate crime data are published annually.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|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 2014 Data
US data reports by incidents, offenses, victims and 'known' offenders. The FBI reports its 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.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that authorities improve their data-collection system for statistics on complaints of hate crimes and ensure that all law-enforcement officials and all new recruits are provided with initial and ongoing in-service training on the investigation and reporting of complaints of hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that the United States has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.