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Report Data - USA - 2013

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 8437 Not available Not available
2016 7321 Not available Not available
2015 6885 Not available Not available
2014 6385 Not available Not available
2013 6933 22 Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is a partner in a collaborative effort - the Police Data Initiative - that includes 54 state and local law enforcement agencies that have pledged to collect and share data on hate crimes in their communities with the public, some in real time. The data are shared through the initiative's website, which also includes practical tips, good practices and lessons learned, compiled in a recent publication from another partner, the Police Foundation, "Releasing Data on Hate Crimes: a Best Practices Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies." 

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Ephesus Initiative reported one case of racist graffiti.

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Reports
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported 31 physical assaults, including four carried out by groups; 315 cases of vandalism and damage to property, including a case where a man found the word “Jew” scratched on his car in large letters; numerous incidents of graffiti and the desecration of graves in Jewish cemeteries, including an incident where approximately 30 gravestones were knocked over.

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The Ephesus Initiative reported the murder and dismemberment of two Coptic Christians, one plot to bomb 48 churches in Oklahoma, one attempted arson attack and 16 incidents of the desecration of places of worship.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that the United States has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Developments
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Following a gun attack against a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division and the Community Relations Service (CRS) brought together representatives from 22 religious and interfaith organizations to discuss data collection relating to religion-based attacks on individuals and places of worship. Following this meeting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) data collection system was amended to include anti-Sikh, anti-Hindu and anti-Arab categories both in the coding sheets filled out by police following an attack and in the hate crime reports that the FBI produces each year. Reporting under the new categories will begin in January 2015. As part of this initiative, the Civil Rights Division will be conducting a series of five regional trainings on hate crime prosecutions and data collection in 2015.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 3407 racist offences and 794 offences with an ethnicity/national origin bias.

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This category includes hate crimes committed on the grounds of race and ethnicity.

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Organization Report 

Official figures record 689 anti-Semitic offences.

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Anti-Semitic hate crime was originally reported under the category of anti-religious hate crimes.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 165 anti-Muslim offences.

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Anti-Muslim hate crime was originally reported under the category of anti-religious hate crimes.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 308 anti-religious offences.

Organization Report 

Anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim hate crimes were originally also reported under this category and are presented separately.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 1402 homophobic and 33 transphobic hate crimes.

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Organization Report 

Official figures record 92 disability hate crimes.

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Official figures record 30 gender-based hate crimes.