On Monday the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program released its annual Hate Crime Statistics Report, which is a compilation of bias-motivated incidents that have been reported throughout the United States.
The report provides information on the offenses, victims, offenders and locations of hate crimes. The latest report, which reflects bias-related incidents reported for the year 2016, identifies 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by a bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender or gender identity.
For the 2016 report, 15,254 law-enforcement agencies provided from one to 12 months of data on bias-motivated crimes. There were 1,776 agencies that reported one or more incidents, and the remaining agencies reported no bias-motivated incidents in their jurisdictions.