Each year, the FBI publishes data concerning bias-motivated offenses reported by law enforcement to gauge the scope and nature of hate crime in the Nation. This report chronicles crimes that were motivated by bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Tables include information about the types of offenses committed, some traits of the victims and the offenders, and aggregate hate crime offense counts by state and agency type.
The 2009 edition of the annual report Hate Crime Statistics is tentatively scheduled for release in November 2010.
When the data become available, data users will be able to access the information in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files, Adobe Acrobat files, or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. A press release, which will be issued concurrently with the release of Hate Crime Statistics, 2009, will be available in HTML and Adobe Acrobat.
Hate Crime Statistics, 2009, is the third electronic publication in a trilogy of annual reports from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. To view prior editions of this publication or others in the series, go to the UCR Program’s home page.