FBI New York Releases Anti-Hate Crime Posters

Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities. The Bureau investigates hundreds of these cases every year, and we work to detect and prevent incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups. As part of its responsibility to uphold the civil rights of the American people, the FBI takes a number of steps to combat the problem of hate crimes. 

A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties.

Traditionally, FBI investigations of hate crimes were limited to crimes in which the perpetrators acted based on a bias against the victim’s race, color, religion, or national origin. In addition, investigations were restricted to those wherein the victim was engaged in a federally protected activity. With the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, the Bureau became authorized to also investigate crimes committed against those based on biases of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or gender.


FBI New York has released a series of anti-hate crime posters that encourage people to report to their local law enforcement or the FBI. These posters can be used by members of the media and the community.

Click any poster to view it full-size and to download.

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Arabic. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Arabic

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Bengali. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Bengali

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Simplified Chinese. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Chinese - Simplified

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Traditional Chinese. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Chinese - Traditional

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in English. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

English

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in English. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

English

New York anti-hate crime ad in Hebrew.

Hebrew

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Hindi. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Hindi

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Japanese. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Japanese

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Korean. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Korean

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Russian. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Russian

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Russian. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Russian

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Spanish. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Spanish

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Tagalog. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Tagalog

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Traditional Chinese. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Urdu

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Yiddish. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Yiddish

Anti-hate crime ad produced by FBI New York in Yiddish. Did you know many hate crimes are not reported? The FBI wants to help. Report to 1-800-FBI or tips.fb.gov.

Yiddish