by Offense Type, 2008
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.
- This table presents the number of hate crime offenses distributed by the victim type and offense type.
- The Hate Crime Statistics Program collects details about an offender’s bias motivation associated with 11 offense types already being reported to the UCR Program: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault, simple assault, and intimidation (crimes against persons); and robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and destruction/damage/vandalism (crimes against property). The law enforcement agencies that participate in the UCR Program via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) collect data about additional offenses for crimes against persons and crimes against property. These data appear in Hate Crime Statistics in the category of other.
- In the Hate Crime Statistics Program, the victim of a hate crime may be an individual, a business, an institution, or society as a whole.
- The victim type Society/Public is collected only in the NIBRS.
The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting one or more hate crime incidents for at least 1 month of the calendar year. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for 12 months or 4 quarters.
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