Table 1

Incidents, Offenses, Victims, and Known Offenders

by Bias Motivation, 2015

Bias motivation Incidents Offenses Victims1 Known
offenders
2
Total 5,850 6,885 7,173 5,493
Single-Bias Incidents 5,818 6,837 7,121 5,475
Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry: 3,310 4,029 4,216 3,196
Anti-White 613 734 789 681
Anti-Black or African American 1,745 2,125 2,201 1,605
Anti-American Indian or Alaska Native 131 137 141 113
Anti-Asian 111 132 136 108
Anti-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4 6 6 3
Anti-Multiple Races, Group 113 138 160 83
Anti-Arab 37 47 48 35
Anti-Hispanic or Latino 299 379 392 325
Anti-Other Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 257 331 343 243
Religion: 1,244 1,354 1,402 809
Anti-Jewish 664 695 731 387
Anti-Catholic 53 59 60 29
Anti-Protestant 37 47 48 18
Anti-Islamic (Muslim) 257 301 307 228
Anti-Other Religion 96 104 107 53
Anti-Multiple Religions, Group 51 57 58 30
Anti-Mormon 8 8 8 6
Anti-Jehovah's Witness 1 1 1 0
Anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian, Greek, Other) 48 50 50 36
Anti-Other Christian 15 18 18 15
Anti-Buddhist 1 1 1 1
Anti-Hindu 5 5 5 2
Anti-Sikh 6 6 6 4
Anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc. 2 2 2 0
Sexual Orientation: 1,053 1,219 1,263 1,221
Anti-Gay (Male) 664 758 786 803
Anti-Lesbian 136 168 170 142
Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender (Mixed Group) 203 235 248 218
Anti-Heterosexual 19 23 24 19
Anti-Bisexual 31 35 35 39
Disability: 74 88 88 73
Anti-Physical 43 52 52 40
Anti-Mental 31 36 36 33
Gender: 23 29 30 19
Anti-Male 7 8 8 6
Anti-Female 16 21 22 13
Gender Identity: 114 118 122 157
Anti-Transgender 73 75 76 114
Anti-Gender Non-Conforming 41 43 46 43
Multiple-Bias Incidents3 32 48 52 18
  • 1 The term victim may refer to a person, business, institution, or society as a whole.
  • 2 The term known offender does not imply that the identity of the suspect is known, but only that an attribute of the suspect has been identified, which distinguishes him/her from an unknown offender.
  • 3 A multiple-bias incident is an incident in which one or more offense types are motivated by two or more biases.

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