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Please click the image/link below to download a fact sheet with detailed graphics and information on hate crimes reported to the FBI for Arizona in 2022.

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Fast Facts on Arizona Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 202 61 138
Religion 37 15 27
Sexual Orientation 34 16 42
Disability 2 0 2
Gender 1 0 5
Gender Identity 7 4 14
Total: 283 96 228

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 170 75.6%
Crimes Against Property 54 24.0%
Crimes Against Society 1 0.4%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 138 60.5%
Religion 27 11.8%
Sexual Orientation 42 18.4%
Disability 2 0.9%
Gender 5 2.2%
Gender Identity 14 6.1%


 *2021 was the first year that the annual hate crimes statistics were reported entirely through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).  As a result of the shift to NIBRS-only data collection, law enforcement agency participation in submitting all crime statistics, including hate crimes, fell significantly from 2020 to 2021.

Case Examples

A federal court sentenced a Washington man to seven years in prison for his role in a plot to threaten journalists and advocates. The man, a leader of the Neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, targeted people who were working against anti-Semitism. Three others pled guilty for their roles in the plot in prior hearings.

According to evidence, the participants in this plot made threatening posters. The posters contained Nazi symbols, threatening language and imagery. The posters were then distributed to members of Atomwaffen Division online. Members of the hate-group then delivered or mailed the posters to targeted journalists and advocates.

In Seattle, the group sent posters to a TV journalist who had reported on Atomwaffen Division. The posters were also sent to members of the Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish civil rights organization. The group also targeted journalists in Phoenix and Tampa for reporting on anti-Semitism.


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June 24, 2024

U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Arizona Hosts Fifth Community Event as Part of DOJ's United Against Hate Initiative

June 11, 2024

Arizona Man Charged with Selling Guns for Use in Mass Shooting

October 12, 2023

U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Arizona Hosts Third Community Event as Part of DOJ's United Against Hate Initiative

October 6, 2023

Hate Crime Charges Added in Burning of Arizona Churches Case

March 23, 2023

U.S. Attorney's Office for District of Arizona Hosts Second United Against Hate Event

December 2, 2022

U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Arizona Hosts DOJ United Against Hate Event

October 6, 2021

FBI Phoenix Launches Hate Crime Reporting Campaign

February 26, 2020

Arrests in four states of racially motivated violent extremists targeting journalists and activists

July 17, 2019

Arizona Man Sentenced for Threatening Harvard Black Commencement Attendees in 2017

Grant Awardees

Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Program

City of Phoenix | Phoenix Police Department BJA FY 23 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes | FY 2023


DOJ Offices

FBI Field Offices



21711 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85024 

T: 623.466.1999

U.S. Attorney's Office



Arizona (Tucson)

CRS Regional Offices


Western Regional Office
888 South Figueroa Street
Suite 2010
Los Angeles, CA 90017

T: 213.894.2941
F: 213.894.2880

Western Field Office
90 Seventh Street
Suite 3-300
San Francisco, CA 94103

T:  415.744.6565

Updated June 25, 2024