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Table 10 Data Declaration

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Incidents, Bias Motivation, by Location, 2015

The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.

General comments

  • This table presents the number of hate crime incidents by bias motivation and location. 
  • Reporting agencies may specify the location of an offense within a hate crime incident as one of 46 location designations. However, not all reporting agencies have made the programming changes to allow the relatively new location designations; therefore, the data collected to date are not yet representative of all location designations. Also, the location type cyberspace is collected in NIBRS only; however, no incidents with the location type cyberspace were reported in 2015. 
  • The Hate Crime Statistics Program collects data about both single-bias and multiple-bias hate crimes. A single-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by the same bias. A multiple-bias incident is defined as an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by two or more biases. 

Methodology

The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies submitting one or more hate crime incidents for at least 1 month of the calendar year. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for all 12 months (or 4 quarters) of a calendar year.