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National Crime Victimization Survey Hate Crime Data


Detailed incident-level data on residents' self-reported experiences with hate crime, both reported and not reported to police, from a nationally representative sample of about 225,000 persons age 12 or older. BJS has collected these data annually since 2003. Hate crime is defined as a violent (rape or sexual assault, robbery, assault) or property (burglary, motor vehicle theft, or theft) that the victim has reason to believe was motivated by bias due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Data file includes victim demographic characteristics; offender characteristics; nature of the hate crime and location of occurrence; presence of a weapon; victim injury; economic cost of the crime; reporting to police and police response; type of bias motivating the crime, and victims' evidence that incident was motivated by hate.

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Updated April 28, 2021