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Report Data - USA - 2017

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." 

ODIHR Recommendations 

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

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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." 

Bias Motivation 
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This category includes hate crimes committed on the grounds of race, ethnicity and ancestry.

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

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

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Anti-Christian hate crime was originally reported under the category of anti-religious hate crimes and includes hate crime against Catholics, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Eastern Orthodox and Other Christians.

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

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Official figures recorded 53 gender-based hate crimes, of which 28 were anti-female and 25 anti-male.

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Official figures recorded 1,303 hate crimes based on sexual orientation, including 37 anti-heterosexual, and 131 hate crimes based on gender identity.