Law enforcement agencies reporting hate crime data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program identified 6,965 known offenders in 7,624 bias-motivated incidents in 2007. In the UCR Program, the term known offender does not imply that the suspect’s identity is known; rather, the term indicates that some aspect of the suspect was identified, thus distinguishing the suspect from an unknown offender. Law enforcement agencies specify the number of offenders and, when possible, the race of the offender or offenders as a group.
In 2007, the races of the 6,965 known hate crime offenders were as follows:
(Based on Table 9.)
A total of 5,542 known hate crime offenders committed crimes against persons in 2007. Of these offenders:
37.0 percent committed simple assault.
A total of 1,826 known hate crime offenders committed crimes against property in 2007. Of these offenders:
In 2007, 25 known offenders committed 19 crimes against society involving 19 victims. Crimes against society are collected only via the NIBRS. (See Table 2.)