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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 Nevada in 2022.

Image of the 2022 Nevada Hate Crimes Fact Sheet


Fast Facts on Nevada Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 82 174 66
Religion 14 19 15
Sexual Orientation 14 30 18
Disability 1 1 0
Gender 2 2 2
Gender Identity 1 6 6
Total: 114 232 107

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 71 61.7%
Crimes Against Property 40 34.8%
Crimes Against Society 4 3.5%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 66 61.7%
Religion 15 14.0%
Sexual Orientation 18 16.8%
Disability 0 0.0%
Gender 2 1.9%
Gender Identity 6 5.6%


*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 Nevada man has been charged with hate crimes for the shooting and attempted bombing of the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church.

According to the charges, on May 15, 2022, the defendant carried firearms into the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church to kill its congregants.  Once inside, he shot and killed one person and attempted to kill 44 others. Five congregants were also injured by gunfire. The defendant allegedly targeted the church because of the congregants’ national origin and religion.

These are serious allegations. But the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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DOJ Offices

FBI Field Office



Las Vegas
1787 West Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89106-2135

T: 702.385.1281

U.S. Attorney's Office



Nevada (Las Vegas)

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 January 11, 2024