Hate Crime Statistics

Hate Crime Statistics

Get Help Now
Get Help Now
2019 Hate Crime Statistics

FBI Releases 2019 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 2019 hate crimes data, submitted by 15,588 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. Of these agencies who submitted incident reports, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents involving 8,559 offenses.

Below are some highlights from the data. The full report can be viewed here:

Victims of Hate Crime Incidents
  • 7,103 single-bias incidents involved 8,552 victims
  • 211 multiple-bias hate crime incidents, which involved 260 victims

Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2019

Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2019

Total number of single-bias incidents

Offenses by Crime Category

Known Offenders

Location Type

Among the 8,552 hate crime offenses reported:

  • Crimes against persons: 64.4%
  • Crimes against property: 32.8%
  • Crimes against society: 2.8%

Of the 6,406 known offenders:

  • 52.5% were White
  • 23.9% were Black or African American
  • 14.6% race unknown

Other races accounted for the remaining known offenders.

Of the 5,443 known offenders for whom ethnicity was reported:

  • 33.1% were Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 10% were Hispanic or Latino
  • 1.9% were in a group of multiple ethnicities
  • 55% ethnicity unknown

Of the 5,599 known offenders for whom ages were known:

  • 84.6% 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, 24.6%, occurred in or near residences/homes
  • 18.2% occurred on highways/roads/alleys/streets/ sidewalks
  • 9.6% occurred at schools/colleges
  • 4.7% happened in parking/drop lots/garages
  • 4.4% took place in churches/synagogues/temples/mosques
  • The location was reported as other/unknown of 11.2% of hate crime incidents

The remaining 27.3% of hate crime incidents took place at other or multiple locations.

Description of images on this page

Bias Motivation Categories for Victims of Single-bias Incidents in 2019: This is a pie chart showing the percentage of bias motivation categories for victims of single-bias incidents in 2019. They are as follows:

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry/Bias 57.6%
Religion 20.1%
Sexual Orientation 16.7%
Gender Identity 2.7%
Disability 2.0%
Gender 0.9%

Back to the image

Single-bias Incident Bias Motivations by Category:This is a bar chart comparing the 2018 and 2019 data for bias motivation categories for single bias incidents. They are as follows:

Bias Motivation Categories 2018 2019
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry/Bias 4,047 3,963
Religion 1,419 1,521
Sexual Orientation 1,196 1,195
Gender Identity 168 198
Disability 159 157
Gender 47 69
Total 7,036 7,103

Back to the image

Was this page helpful?

Was this page helpful?
Yes No