2013 Hate Crime Statistics: An FBI Report
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) just released its Hate Crime Statistics report for 2013. This report is released annually by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, “…a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention.” In addition to the standard hate crime statistic categories, this year’s report also includes statistics concerning biases against gender and gender identity. The 2013 report reveals the following important hate crime statistics:
- In 2013, “…5,928 hate crime incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported by our law enforcement partners…”
- A total of 7,242 victims were impacted by these crimes. Victims are defined as “…individuals, businesses, institutions, or society as a whole.”
- Compared to statistics acquired in 2012, the number of hate crime incidents has decreased from 6,573 crimes in 2012 to 5,928 in 2013.
- “Of the 5,922 single bias incidents reported, the top three bias categories were race (48.5 percent), sexual orientation (20.8 percent), and religion (17.4 percent).”
- “Of the reported 3,407 single-bias hate crime offenses that were racially motivated, 66.4 were motivated by anti-black or African-American bias, and 21.4 percent stemmed from anti-white bias.”
- “60.6 percent of the reported 1,402 hate crime offenses based on sexual orientation were classified as anti-gay (male) bias.”
These statistics and more are available on the FBI’s 2013 Hate Crime Statistics webpage. This interactive webpage allows readers to browse hate crime statistics by the following five categories: Incidents and Offenses, Victims, Offenders, Location Type, and Hate Crime by Jurisdiction. For each category, readers can view statistical tables, learn important notes about the data collected, and review an overview of the data for that category.
For those interested in learning about hate crime statistics in their particular city, the Hate Crime by Jurisdiction page presents data by state and city in Table 13 and Table 14. Table 13 also includes hate crime statistics for reporting universities and colleges.
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