"The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been collecting statistics on crimes motivated by a bias against a race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin since 1992 and against a disability since 1994. The hate crime data collection program is viewed by many as the essential first step toward quantifying these occurrences in our Nation. This edition of Hate Crime Statistics is the latest presentation in this series aimed at better equipping law enforcement to handle the complex and difficult challenge of dealing with hate crime. A total of 12,073 law enforcement agencies reported 7,462 hate crime incidents in 2002."
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): http://www.fbi.gov/