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Table 7, Data Declaration

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Victims, Offense Type, by Bias Motivation, 2011

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.

General comments

  • This table presents the number of hate crime victims distributed by the offense type and bias motivation.
  • In the Hate Crime Statistics Program, the victim of a hate crime may be an individual, a business, an institution, or society as a whole.
  • The Hate Crime Statistics Program collects data about both single-bias and multiple-bias hate crimes. A single-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by the same bias. A multiple-bias incident is defined as an incident in which more than one offense type occurs and at least two offense types are motivated by different biases.
  • The Hate Crime Statistics Program collects details about an offender’s bias motivation associated with 11 offense types already being reported to the UCR Program: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault, simple assault, and intimidation (crimes against persons); and robbery, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and destruction/damage/vandalism (crimes against property). The law enforcement agencies that participate in the UCR Program via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) collect data about additional offenses for crimes against persons and crimes against property. These data appear in Hate Crime Statistics in the category of other. Law enforcement agencies that submit their data via NIBRS also collect hate crime data about drug or narcotic offenses, gambling offenses, prostitution offenses, and weapon law violations, which are published in the category crimes against society

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting one or more hate crime incidents for at least 1 month of the calendar year. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for 12 months or 4 quarters.