Prosecutions & Convictions Under the Shepard-Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act
FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Hate Crime Statistics

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program collects and publishes compilations about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. Submitted by 16,039 (2018) law enforcement agencies, the data provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes. However, the UCR Program does not estimate offenses for the jurisdictions of agencies that do not submit reports.

National Crime Victimization Survey

The National Crime Victimization Survey is the nation’s primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 240,000 interviews on criminal victimization, involving 160,000 unique persons in about 95,000 households. Persons are interviewed on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. Each household is interviewed twice during the year. The survey enables BJS to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial or ethnic groups, city dwellers, and other groups. The NCVS provides the largest national forum for victims to describe the impact of crime and characteristics of violent offenders.

Anti-Defamation League: Combatting Hate and Protecting Communities

ADL crafted the first model hate crime legislation in America, and 45 states plus the District of Columbia now have laws based on, or similar to, ADL’s model. ADL’s work has led to hate crimes becoming a stand-alone field of criminal law, inspiring police departments to form bias crime units and provide special training. But there is still a great deal of work to be done.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Stop Hate Project

The Stop Hate Project seeks to strengthen the capacity of community leaders, law enforcement, and organizations around the country to combat hate by connecting these groups with established legal and social services resources.

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Fighting Hate Project

The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian identity adherents and others. They are currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. The SPLC also publishes investigative reports, trains law enforcement officers and shares key intelligence, and offers expert analysis to the media and public.

University of California at San Bernadino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino is a nonpartisan research and policy center that examines the ways that bigotry, advocacy of extreme methods, or terrorism, both domestically and internationally deny civil or human rights to people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or other relevant status characteristics. The center seeks to aid scholars, community activists, government officials, law enforcement, the media and others with objective information to aid them in their examination and implementation of law, education and policy.