Crime Fact Sheet
Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) Uniform Crime
Reporting (UCR) Program today released the final hate
crime data for 2001 in its annual publication, Hate Crime
Statistics. During 2001, state and local law enforcement
agencies reported to the FBI 9,730 incidents which involved
11,451 separate offenses.
the 9,730 incidents reported, 9,721 were single-bias incidents
(incidents involving only one bias motivation). A breakdown
of the 9,721 single-bias incidents shows that 44.9 percent
were motivated by racial bias, 21.6 percent were driven
by prejudice against an ethnicity or national origin,
18.8 percent resulted from a bias against a particular
religion, 14.3 percent involved a bias against sexual-orientation,
and 0.4 percent were motivated by a disability bias.
the 11,451 hate crime offenses reported in 2001, 67.8
percent were crimes against persons, and 31.5 percent
of the offenses were crimes against property. Intimidation
continued to be the most frequently reported hate crime
offense committed against individuals, accounting for
55.9 percent of all crimes against persons. At 83.7 percent,
the offense of destruction/damage/vandalism of property
was the most frequently reported crime against property.
Less than 1 percent (0.6 percent) of hate crimes were
crimes against society.
2001, there were 12,020 total victims of hate crime. Of
that total, 11,998 were victims of single-bias incidents.
Of the 11,998 victims of single-bias incidents, 46.2 percent
were victims of racial prejudice, 22.0 percent were victims
of ethnicity or national origin bias, 17.7 percent were
targets of religious intolerance, 13.9 percent were attacked
because of sexual orientation, and 0.3 percent were victims
of a disability bias. Of the 12,020 total victims of hate
crime, 22 were victims of multiple-biases.
Ten of the hate crime victims were murdered in 2001. Five
of these homicides were attributed to a bias against an
ethnicity or national origin, 4 involved racial bias,
and 1 was driven by bias against a sexual orientation.
enforcement agencies reported 9,239 known offenders in
connection with the 9,730 incidents reported in 2001.
(A known offender does not imply that the identity of
the suspect is known, but only that the suspect's race
is known.) The majority of known hate crime offenders
(65.5 percent) were white, 20.4 percent were black, 8.2
percent were of unknown race, and the remainder were of
other races or were members of a group that consisted
of offenders of varying races.
majority of hate crime incidents (30.9 percent) occurred
in or on residential properties. Highways, roads, alleys,
or streets were the settings for 18.3 percent of the reported
incidents, and 10.1 percent took place at schools and
colleges. The remaining incidents were distributed among
In 2001, 11,987 law enforcement agencies contributed hate
crime data to the UCR Program, and approximately 17.6
percent of those agencies submitted reports to the FBI
that at least one hate crime occurred in their jurisdictions.
These figures indicate a slight increase over the number
of agencies submitting data in 2000.
Crime Statistics, 2001, can be found on the FBI's Internet
site at http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm