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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 Idaho in 2022.

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Fast Facts on Idaho Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 27 29 28
Religion 7 4 3
Sexual Orientation 6 11 9
Disability 1 0 0
Gender 1 0 0
Gender Identity 1 0 0
Total: 43 44 40

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 38 80.9%
Crimes Against Property 9 19.1%
Crimes Against Society 0 0.0%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 28 70.0%
Religion 3 7.5%
Sexual Orientation 9 22.5%
Disability 0 0.0%
Gender 0 0.0%
Gender Identity 0 0.0%

 


*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

An Oregon man faces up to 45 months in prison after pleading guilty to two federal hate crimes.

On October 8, 2022, the defendant approached a transgender employee of the Boise Public Library, called her a slur, punched her, and threatened to stab her. He then drove his car at a security guard who was attempting to speak with him.

Four days later, while sitting in his car in a public parking lot, the defendant saw two women walking together toward another vehicle. Assuming that the women were lesbians, he began shouting threats and slurs at them, then suddenly accelerated his car toward the women, intending to collide with them. The women jumped out of the path of the oncoming car, which struck another vehicle.

As part of his plea agreement, the defendant also admitted that he was responsible for three other instances of anti-LGBTQI+ vandalism and violence in Boise in early October 2022.

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/oregon-man-pleads-guilty-hate-crime-charges-bias-motivated-attacks-boise

Four men have pleaded guilty to hate crime and false statement charges in Washington for assaulting a Black man because of his race. The defendants were members of various white supremacist groups.

On Dec. 8, 2018, the four men entered a bar in Lynnwood, Washington. The men repeatedly gave “Nazi salutes” once inside the bar. After the DJ, a Black man, objected to the men touching his DJ equipment, the defendants attacked him while shouting racial slurs. Bystanders, who attempted to intervene, were also assaulted.

The hate crime carries a penalty of up to ten years in prison.

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/four-washington-state-men-sentenced-hate-crime-and-false-statement-charges-after-racially

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/idaho-white-supremacist-who-assaulted-black-man-pleads-guilty-hate-crime-and-false-statement

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/oregon-white-supremacist-pleads-guilty-hate-crime-and-false-statement-charges-connection

A man in Idaho has been charged with a hate crime after attempting to hit two people with his car. Allegedly, the defendant targeted the two victims because of their actual and perceived sexual orientation.

The defendant faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.

An indictment is a serious accusation. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/idaho-man-indicted-federal-hate-crime-against-lgbtq-residents-boise


News

 

September 19, 2023

U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Idaho to Co-Sponsor United Against Hate Summit


January 12, 2023

Idaho Man Indicted for Federal Hate Crime Against LGBTQ Residents of Boise


January 5, 2023

U.S. Attorney for District of Idaho to Co-Sponsor United Against Hate Event in Treasure Valley


September 21, 2022

Idaho White Supremacist Who Assaulted a Black Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime and False Statement Charge


March 19, 2021

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Gonzalez on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Bias Acts


April 27, 2017

Schneider Sentenced for Federal Hate Crime Based on Victim’s Sexual Orientation


February 7, 2017

Schneider Pleads Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Admits Assault Based on Victim’s Sexual Orientation


January 23, 2017

Schneider Charged with Federal Hate Crime Indictment Alleges Assault Based on Victim’s Sexual Orientation


 

DOJ Offices

FBI Field Offices

FBI

 

Salt Lake City
5425 West Amelia Earhart Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

T: 801.579.1400
saltlakecity.fbi.gov


U.S. Attorney's Office

DOJ

 

Idaho (Boise)
www.justice.gov/usao-id/contact-us


CRS Regional Offices

CRS

 

Northwestern Regional Office
915 Second Avenue
Suite 1808
Seattle, WA 98174

T: 206.220.6700
F: 206.220.6706
askcrs@usdoj.gov

Updated January 9, 2024