FBI NATIONAL PRESS OFFICE
OCTOBER 16, 2006
9 A.M. EASTERN TIME
FBI Releases its 2005 Statistics on Hate Crime
Washington, D.C.—According to statistics
released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
7,163 criminal incidents involving 8,380 offenses were
reported in 2005 as a result of bias toward a particular
race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national
origin, or physical or mental disability. Hate Crime Statistics,
2005, published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting
Program, includes data from hate crime reports submitted
by city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement
agencies throughout the Nation.
Hate Crime Statistics, 2005, includes the following information:
of the 7,160 single-bias incidents by bias motivation
revealed that 54.7 percent were motivated by a racial
bias, 17.1 percent were triggered by a religious bias,
14.2 percent were motivated by a sexual-orientation
bias, and 13.2 percent of the incidents were motivated
by an ethnicity/national origin bias. Nearly 1 percent
(0.7) involved bias against a disability.
There were 5,190 hate crime offenses classified as
crimes against persons in 2005.
for 48.9 percent, simple assaults for 30.2 percent, and
aggravated assaults for 20.5 percent. Six murders as
well as 3 forcible rapes were reported as hate crimes.
Of the 3,109 hate crime offenses classified as crimes
against property, 53.6 percent were directed at individuals,
9.8 percent were against businesses or financial institutions,
8.9 percent were against government, and 6.8 percent
were against religious organizations. The remaining 20.9
percent were directed at other, multiple, or unknown
victim types. Damage/destruction/vandalism was the most
frequently reported crime against property, accounting
for 81.3 percent of the total.
Of the 6,804 known offenders reported in 2005, 60.5
percent were white, and 19.9 percent were black. The
race was unknown for 12.3 percent, and other races accounted
for the remaining known offenders.
The majority (30.0 percent) of hate crime incidents
in 2005 occurred in or near residences or homes; followed
by 18.3 percent on highways, roads, alleys, or streets;
13.5 percent at colleges or schools; 6.6 percent in parking
lots or garages; and 4.3 percent at churches, synagogues,
or temples. The remaining 27.3 percent of hate crime
incidents occurred at other specified locations, multiple
locations, or other/unknown locations.
Hate Crime Statistics, 2005, is available
exclusively on the FBI’s Web site at <http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm>.
Printed copies of the document are no longer available.
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