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2022 Hate Crime Statistics for Oklahoma

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

Image of the 2022 Oklahoma Hate Crimes Fact Sheet

 

 

Fast Facts on Oklahoma Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 4 49 43
Religion 1 4 4
Sexual Orientation 2 15 12
Disability 1 2 2
Gender 0 6 0
Gender Identity 0 0 2
Total: 8 76 63

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 68 86.1%
Crimes Against Property 11 13.9%
Crimes Against Society 0 0.0%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 43 68.3%
Religion 4 6.3%
Sexual Orientation 12 19.0%
Disability 2 3.2%
Gender 0 0.0%
Gender Identity 2 3.2%

 


*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 Oklahoma man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison for vandalizing and setting fire to a donut shop frequented by LGBTQI+ patrons. The man placed an anti-LGBTQI+ flyer on the building, broke the glass door with a baseball bat, and threw a Molotov cocktail inside.

The man has a prior arrest for setting fire to a restaurant that publicly supported LGBTQI+ people, but a witness failed to appear in court and the case was dismissed. He also has a history of causing disturbances and leaving anti-LGBTQI+ flyers at other businesses in the Tulsa area.

Sentencing: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndok/pr/arsonist-sentenced-throwing-molotov-cocktail-donut-shop

Two Oklahoma men pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 6 and 10 years in prison, respectively, for a racially motivated attack in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The two men must also pay the victim restitution, money to cover medical or other expenses, amounting to $113,644.40.

On Jan. 18, 2022, a grand jury charged the defendants with physically assaulting a Black man because of his race, as well as his white friend, in the parking lot of the Brickhouse Saloon in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdok/pr/second-oklahoma-man-sentenced-federal-prison-role-racially-motivated-hate-crime

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/oklahoma-man-sentenced-racially-motivated-hate-crime-against-black-man

Press Release: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-oklahoma-men-plead-guilty-racially-motivated-hate-crime

 

 

News

December 28, 2023

Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Throwing Molotov Cocktail at Donut Shop


August 16, 2023

Second Oklahoma Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Racially Motivated Hate Crime


July 25, 2023

Oklahoma Man Sentenced for Racially Motivated Hate Crime Against Black Man


September 27, 2022

Two Oklahoma Men Plead Guilty to Racially-Motivated Hate Crime


February 8, 2022

Two Oklahoma Men Indicted for Hate Crimes


DOJ Offices

FBI Field Office

FBI

 

Oklahoma City
3301 West Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73134-7098

T: 405.290.7770
oklahomacity.fbi.gov


U.S. Attorneys' Offices

DOJ

 

Eastern District of Oklahoma (Muskogee)
www.justice.gov/usao-edok/contact-us

Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa)
www.justice.gov/usao-ndok/contact-us

Western District of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)
www.justice.gov/usao-wdok/contact-us


CRS Regional Offices

CRS

 

Southwestern Regional Office
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 2050
Dallas, TX 75201

T: 214.655.8175
F: 214.655.8184
askcrs@usdoj.gov

Southwestern Field Office
515 Rusk Avenue
Suite 12605
Houston, TX 77002

T: 713.718.4861
F: 713.718.4862
askcrs@usdoj.gov

Updated April 10, 2024