Hate Crime by Jurisdiction

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Jurisdictional data provide aggregate state totals and individual agency breakdowns of bias-motivated incidents (hate crimes) that law enforcement agencies submitted to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

  • The UCR Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program included 13,690 participating law enforcement agencies in 2008. These agencies provided 1 to 12 months of data about bias-motivated crime, and of these agencies, 2,145 (15.7 percent) reported 7,783 incidents.
  • The remaining 84.3 percent of agencies participating in the Hate Crime Statistics Program reported that no hate crimes occurred in their jurisdictions.
  • Table 12 presents the following data for each state: the total number of participating agencies, the population represented, the number of agencies that submitted data about hate crime incidents, and the number of incidents reported.
  • Table 13 provides the data from those agencies that reported one or more hate crime incidents occurred in their respective jurisdictions during one or more quarters in 2008.
  • Table 14 lists the agencies that indicated that no instances of hate crimes occurred in their respective jurisdictions during the quarter(s) in 2008 for which they submitted reports.
  • Tables 13 and 14 present the data by state, and each state is subdivided by agency type. Agency types include: cities, universities and colleges, metropolitan counties, nonmetropolitan counties, state police agencies, other agencies, and other agencies―tribal. The data published for universities and colleges represent crime reported only by those individual university/college law enforcement agencies that contributed hate crime data to the UCR Program; the tables do not include educational institutions that reported hate crime data via their local law enforcement agencies.
  • Tables 13 and 14 also indicate the number of incidents reported by quarter within the year for which each agency contributed hate crime data to the UCR Program.
  • The Methodology section of this publication further explains the procedures used to collect, report, and publish these data.