2018 Hate Crime Statistics
FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Statistics
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program serves as the national repository for crime data voluntarily collected and submitted by law enforcement. Its primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management. The 2018 hate crimes data, submitted by 16,039 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. Of these agencies who submitted incident reports, there were 7,120 hate crime incidents involving 8,496 offenses.
Below are some highlights from the data. The full report can be viewed here:
|Offenses by Crime Category||Known Offenders||Location Type|
Among the 8,496 hate crime offenses reported:
Of the 6,266 known offenders:
Other races accounted for the remaining known offenders.
Of the 5,349 known offenders for whom ethnicity was reported:
Of the 5,589 known offenders for whom ages were known:
Law enforcement agencies may specify the location of an offense within a hate crime incident as 1 of 46 location designations.
The remaining 26.1% of hate crime incidents took place at other or multiple locations.
Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2018: This is a pie chart showing the percentage of bias motivation categories for victims of single-bias incidents in 2018. They are as follows:
Single-bias Incident Bias Motivations by Category: Total number of single-bias incidents in 2017: 7,106, in 2018: 7,036. This is a bar chart comparing the 2017 and 2018 data for bias motivation categories for single bias incidents. They are as follows:
|Bias Motivation Categories||2017||2018|