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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 North Carolina in 2022.

Image of the 2022 North Carolina Hate Crimes Fact Sheet



Fast Facts on North Carolina Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 148 180 187
Religion 12 62 77
Sexual Orientation 25 36 54
Disability 0 7 8
Gender 1 2 2
Gender Identity 0 3 2
Total: 186 290 330

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 215 60.1%
Crimes Against Property 120 33.5%
Crimes Against Society 23 6.4%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 187 56.7%
Religion 77 23.3%
Sexual Orientation 54 16.4%
Disability 8 2.4%
Gender 2 0.6%
Gender Identity 2 0.6%


*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 North Carolina man has been convicted of federal hate crimes for his racially motivated attacks on a Black man and his Hispanic neighbor.

According to evidence, in November 2021, the defendant attacked his Hispanic neighbor, yelling slurs before punching and tackling him. And in October of 2022, the defendant encountered a Black driver, swerved into his lane, got out of his vehicle, and began to punch the driver’s car and yell racial slurs at him. The defendant followed the driver home, where he continued yelling racial slurs and threatening to kill the driver. At trial, the defendant was shown to have a track record of engaging in racist behavior.

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January 11, 2024

North Carolina Man Convicted of Federal Hate Crimes for Racially Motivated Attacks Against Black and Hispanic Men

October 17, 2023

North Carolina Man Charged with Communicating Threats

October 12, 2023

United States Attorney’s Office for Middle District of North Carolina Hosts Second Anti-Hate Crime Forum

October 4, 2023

FBI Charlotte Encourages North Carolinians to Report Federal Hate Crimes

May 23, 2023

U.S. Attorney's Office for Western District of North Carolina to Host United Against Hate Event for Charlotte-Mecklenburg High School Students

March 19, 2023

Assistant Attorney General Clarke Delivers Remarks at St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, NC

February 26, 2023

U.S. Attorney's Office for Western District of North Carolina Launches “United Against Hate” Initiative With Outreach Event

September 14, 2021

FBI Charlotte Encourages North Carolinians to Report Federal Hate Crimes

August 6, 2020

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Fair Housing Act and Threatening a Family Because of Their Race

June 12, 2020

Man Arrested for Threatening to Burn Down African American Church

February 2, 2017

North Carolina Man Sentenced for Threats Against Mosque Members in Raeford, North Carolina


DOJ Offices


FBI Field Office



7915 Microsoft Way
Charlotte, NC 28273

T: 704.672.6100

U.S. Attorneys' Offices



Eastern District of North Carolina (Raleigh)

Middle District of North Carolina (Greensboro)

Western District of North Carolina (Asheville)

CRS Regional Offices



Southeastern Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street SW
Suite 7B65
Atlanta, GA 30303

T: 404.331.6883
F: 404.331.4471

Southeastern Field Office
51 SW First Avenue
Suite 624
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.536.5206
F: 305.536.6778

Updated April 10, 2024