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This document is designed to assist law enforcement with collecting and submitting data on bias-motivated offenses to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The manual is a collaborative effort of the FBI, law enforcement agencies, and various civil and human rights organizations. It also addresses policy, the types of bias crimes to be reported, how to identify a hate crime through training scenarios, and guidelines for reporting hate crime. For more than two decades, thousands of city, county, college and university, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies have voluntarily submitted data to the UCR Hate Crime Statistics Program on crimes motivated by prejudice based on race, gender and gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientations, or ethnicity. The manual has most recently been revised to include guidance concerning bias crimes against the Arab, Hindu, and Sikh communities, as approved by the CJIS Advisory Policy Board and signed by the FBI Director in June 2013.

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