December 17th, 2009
04:50 PM ET

2008 reported hate crimes in the U.S.

U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

On April 23, 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which required the Attorney General to collect data “about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.”

The designers of the Hate Crime Statistics Program sought to capture information about the types of bias that motivate crimes, the nature of the offenses, and some information about the victims and offenders.

The hate crime data in this Web publication comprise a subset of information that law enforcement agencies submit to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Go here to see a full report of reported hate crimes that were committed in 2008. Search by location, type of crime, victim, offender or other identifying information.

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