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Hate Crime Statistics Case Examples News DOJ Offices 

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

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Fast Facts on Utah Hate Crime Incidents*

Bias Motivation Categories by Year

Bias Motivation Category 2020 2021 2022
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 20 56 41
Religion 12 23 28
Sexual Orientation 6 25 36
Disability 1 1 3
Gender 0 1 0
Gender Identity 7 10 5
Total: 46 116 113

Types of Crime

Crimes Against Persons 60 45.8%
Crimes Against Property 66 50.4%
Crimes Against Society 5 3.8%

Bias Motivation Categories

Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 41 36.2%
Religion 28 24.8%
Sexual Orientation 36 31.9%
Disability 3 2.7%
Gender 0 0.0%
Gender Identity 5 4.4%


*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 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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DOJ Offices

FBI Field Office



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

T: 801.579.1400

U.S. Attorney's Office



Utah (Salt Lake City)

CRS Regional Office



Rocky Mountain Regional Office
1244 Speer Boulevard
Suite 650
Denver, CO 80204

T: 303.844.2973
F: 303.844.2907

Updated January 12, 2024