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FBI Releases 2022 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 2022 hate crimes data, submitted by 14,631 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. Of these agencies who submitted incident reports, there were 11,634 hate crime incidents involving 13,337 offenses.


Victims of Hate Crime Incidents

  • 11,288 single-bias incidents involved 13,278 victims
  • In 346 incidents, a total of 433 victims were targeted because of more than one bias

Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2022

A pie chart showing the bias motivation categories for victims of single-bias incidents in 2022

Single-bias Incident Bias Motivations by Category in 2022

A bar graph showing single-bias incident bias motivations by category in 2022

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Offenses by Crime Category Known Offenders Location Type

Among the 13,377 hate crime offenses reported:

  • Crimes against persons: 66.1%
  • Crimes against property: 31.8%
  • Crimes against society: 2.1%

Of the 10,299 known offenders:

  • 51.0% were White
  • 21.0% were Black or African American
  • 17.4% race unknown

Other races accounted for the remaining known offenders.

Of the 7,671 known offenders for whom ethnicity was reported:

  • 12.8% were Hispanic or Latino
  • 48.9% were not Hispanic or Latino
  • 8.6% were in a group of multiple ethnicities
  • 29.7% ethnicity unknown

Of the 8,487 known offenders for whom ages were known:

  • 80.6% were 18 years of age or older

Law enforcement agencies may specify the location of an offense within a hate crime incident as 1 of 46 location designations.

  • Most hate crime incidents, 26.8%, occurred in or near residences/homes
  • 15.7% occurred on highways/roads/alleys/streets/ sidewalks
  • 10.2% occurred at schools/colleges
  • 5.8% happened in parking/drop lots/garages
  • 2.7% took place in restaurants
  • 3.6% took place in churches/synagogues/temples/mosques
  • 3.3% occurred at parks/playgrounds
  • The location was reported as other/unknown of 9.9% of hate crime incidents

The remaining 22.0% of hate crime incidents took place at other or multiple locations.

 


Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Data Explorer

 

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The FBI's Crime Data Explorer (CDE) aims to provide transparency, create easier access, and expand awareness of criminal, and noncriminal, law enforcement data sharing; improve accountability for law enforcement; and provide a foundation to help shape public policy with the result of a safer nation. Use the CDE to discover available data through visualizations, download data in .csv format, and other large data files. The CDE also features hate crime statistics (see the "read more" link below).

 

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Visit the 2021 and 2020 Hate Crime Statistics pages to view FBI hate crimes data for 2021 and 2020.


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Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2022: This is a pie chart showing the percentage of bias motivation categories for victims of single-bias incidents in 2022. They are as follows:

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 59.1%
Religion 17.3%
Sexual Orientation 17.2%
Gender Identity 4.0%
Disability 1.5%
Gender 0.9%

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Single-bias Incident Bias Motivations by Category: This is a bar chart showing the 2022 and 2021 data for bias motivation categories for single bias incidents. They are as follows:

Bias Motivation Categories 2022 2021
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 6,567 6,643
Religion 2,042 1,590
Sexual Orientation 1,944 1,707
Gender Identity 469 342
Disability 171 152
Gender 95 96
Total 11,288 10,530

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Updated November 14, 2023