Fast Facts on Wisconsin Hate Crime Incidents*
|Bias Motivation Category||2020||2021||2022|
|Crimes Against Persons||90||55.2%|
|Crimes Against Property||60||36.8%|
|Crimes Against Society||13||8.0%|
*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.
July 24, 2023
March 23, 2023
April 27, 2022
August 13, 2020
January 17, 2020
March 1, 2019
November 13, 2018
September 14, 2018
A Wisconsin man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for threatening his Black neighbors because of their race.
In March 2021, the defendant vandalized a Black woman’s vehicle parked outside her apartment by slashing her tires and smashing her windshield. He left a note on her car filled with racial slurs, threatened to slash her throat, and demanded she move out. A week later, he slashed her tires again, left another note filled with racial slurs, and gave her an ultimatum – move out of the neighborhood or suffer violence.
In April 2022, a Black woman and her two children moved into the defendant’s apartment complex. The defendant vandalized her front door with racial graffiti and left her a note calling her family by a racial slur and demanding that she leave the building.
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Guide | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community
Guide | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement
Film/Documentary | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement, Public Officials, Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community
Publication | National Institute of Justice (OJP) | Researchers
Eastern District of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Western District of Wisconsin (Madison)
Midwestern Regional Office