Below is an interactive map of America that shows selected Hate Crimes reporting data from the FBI from 2004-2015.
The Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) requires the Justice Department to collect statistics and report annually on hate violence from law enforcement officials across the country.
Police participation in the HCSA, like all other crime data, is voluntary.
Studies show that knowing the nature and magnitude of the hate crime problem is fundamental for resource allocation and crime deterrence. More important, targeted communities are much more likely to report crime and cooperate in investigations if they believe law enforcement authorities are ready and able to respond to hate violence.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, dozens of large cities either do not report hate crime data at all – or underreport the data to the FBI.
ADL is working with communities across the country to improve their hate crime reporting.