Fast Facts on Utah Hate Crime Incidents*
|Bias Motivation Category||2020||2021||2022|
|Crimes Against Persons||60||45.8%|
|Crimes Against Property||66||50.4%|
|Crimes Against Society||5||3.8%|
*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.
A Utah man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attacking three men with a metal pole he believed to be Mexican.
On November 27, 2018, the man entered a tire store and shouted at employees there that he wanted to “kill Mexicans.” Then he began attacking the employees with a metal pole, striking the first victim, a teenager, in the head, resulting in a serious injury. After the father of the victim, the business owner, rushed to help his son, the attacker struck him several times with the metal pole. The business owner’s brother rushed to intervene. The attacker threatened him, but he was not injured in the attack.
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Salt Lake City
Utah (Salt Lake City)
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