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2022 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics

In October 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released the 2022 Hate Crimes Statistics report, which compiles data on bias-motivated offenses reported by law enforcement agencies across the United States.

This report focuses on crimes driven by biases based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender or gender identity. It also highlights the ongoing issue of hate crimes affecting communities nationwide.

Key Findings and Trends

  • Increase in Hate Crimes: The data reveals that hate crime incidents increased by 794 in 2022. There were 11,634 cases, compared to 10,840 in 2021.
  • Race-Based Crimes: Hate crimes rooted in race, ethnicity or ancestry remain the most common. There were 6,557 reported incidents in 2022. Anti-Black or African American incidents —numbering 3,421 — were more than three times higher than the next highest racial or ethnic category.
  • Religion-Based Crimes: There were 2,042 reported incidents based on religion. More than half of these (1,122) were driven by anti-Jewish bias. Incidents involving anti-Muslim (158) and anti-Sikh (181) sentiments remained at similar levels compared to 2021.
  • LGBTQI+ Targeted Crimes: Incidents targeting gay men reached 1,075, while anti-lesbian incidents numbered 622. Both categories recorded their highest totals in the past five years and increased by more than 10% since 2021. A significant increase of nearly 40% was observed in reported anti-transgender incidents (totaling 338) compared to 2021.

The Importance of Reporting Hate Crimes 

Reporting suspected hate crimes is vital to support victims and send a clear message that such actions are unacceptable. Law enforcement can also use this information to prevent future incidents.

If you believe you have been the victim of a hate crime, learn how to report it.

How CRS Can Help

The Community Relations Service (CRS) offers services to help communities recover from hate crimes and improve their ability to independently prevent and resolve future conflicts.

For more information on how CRS can work with your community, email or contact your local CRS office.

Updated October 30, 2023