FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crime Stats
The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI decreased slightly from 2017 to 2018, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report.
Law enforcement reported 7,120 hate crimes to the FBI’s UCR Program last year, down slightly from the 7,175 incidents reported the previous year.
There were 7,036 single-bias hate crimes reported to UCR in 2018. From those incidents, there were 8,646 victims, the FBI said.
The majority of the reported hate crimes were motivated by race, ethnicity, or ancestry bias (59.6 percent). Additional biases included religion (18.7 percent), sexual orientation (16.7 percent), gender identity (2.2 percent), disability (2.1 percent), and gender (0.7 percent).
The report, Hate Crime Statistics, 2018, includes hate crime information for last year. The data is broken down by location, offenders, bias types, and victims.