FBI, This Week: Hate Crime Statistics, 2015
November 14, 2016
The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report shows a 53 percent increase in the number of multiple-bias hate crime incidents when compared to the year before.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report shows a 53 percent increase in the number of multiple-bias hate crime incidents when compared to the year before.
Furthermore, single-bias incidents jumped 6.5 percent during the same time period.
Christopher Nicholas: And the numbers were 5,818 as compared to 5,462.
Halpern: That was Section Chief Christopher Nicholas of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
2015 was the first year the FBI began collecting data on anti-Arab bias—which resulted in a count of 37 incidents.
This is the 25th anniversary of the FBI gathering and publishing data about bias-motivated crimes.
Nicholas: Our annual hate crimes report provides us information about offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes.
Halpern: The FBI encourages the country’s local, state, and tribal law enforcement agencies to submit the data to the FBI so that, together, law enforcement can better combat the crime. To see the full report, visit www.fbi.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.