FBI Releases 2020 Hate Crime Statistics
The lead investigative agency for criminal violations of federal civil rights statutes is the FBI. On August 30, 2021 the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2020, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents nationwide. The 2020 data, submitted by 15,136 law enforcement agencies, provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.
Law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 7,759 criminal incidents and 10,532 related offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity. In 2020, most hate crime incidents occurred in or near residences or homes. A percent distribution of victims by bias type shows that 61.9% of victims were targeted because of the offenders’ race/ethnicity/ancestry bias, 20.5% were victimized because of the offenders’ sexual-orientation bias, 13.4% were targeted because of the offenders’ religious bias, 2.5% were targeted because of the offenders’ gender identity bias, 1% were victimized because of the offenders’ disability bias, and 0.7% were victimized because of the offenders’ gender bias. To download Hate Crime Statistics, 2020 on the FBI’s Crime Data Explorer webpage visit: https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/pages/home.
The FBI protects all crime victims, regardless of their national origin or immigration status. The Bureau engages with local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners in many of these cases, even when federal charges are not pursued. Hate crime victims or witnesses in the Houston area are encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI, dial 713-693-5000 to reach the FBI Houston Field Office or submit tips at tips.fbi.gov.