FBI Report Shows Hate Crimes Increased by 5.2 Percent in 2016

The latest report by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program shows that hate crimes across the country increased by 5.2 percent in 2016.

The report, released early Monday, revealed that the 6,121 criminal incidents reported by law enforcement agencies were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and more. The number of hate crimes reported in 2015 was 5,850.

In 2016, more than 15,000 law enforcement agencies participated in the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics Program compared to approximately 14,000 agencies that reported in 2015.

Of the 6,121 criminal incidents reported in 2016, 6,063 were single-bias incidents:

  • 57.5 percent were motivated by a race, ethnicity or ancestry bias;
  • 21.0 percent were motivated by a religious bias;
  • 17.7 percent were motivated by a sexual orientation bias;
  • The remaining incidents were motivated by a gender identity, disability, or gender bias.

For more details on the report, click here. 

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