Table 13 Data Declaration
Hate Crime Incidents, per Bias Motivation and Quarter, by State and Agency, 2016
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.
- This table presents the data from those agencies that reported one or more hate crime incidents occurred in their respective jurisdictions during one or more quarters in 2016. The data are distributed by bias motivation and quarter.
- 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.
- Blanks in any of the four columns under Number of incidents per quarter indicate that an agency did not submit a report for that particular quarter.
- Hawaii does not participate in the Hate Crime Statistics Program.
Caution to users
Valid assessments about crime, including hate crime, are possible only with careful study and analysis of the various conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. (See Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics: Their Proper Use.) In addition, some data in this publication may not be comparable to those in prior editions of Hate Crime Statistics because of differing levels of participation from year to year. Therefore, the reader is cautioned against making simplistic comparisons between the statistical data of this program and that of others with differing methodologies or even comparing individual reporting units solely on the basis of their agency type.
The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement agencies that submitted either of the following: (1) at least one Group A Incident Report or a Group B Arrest Report via the National Incident-Based Reporting System, or (2) at least one Hate Crime Incident Report via the Hate Crime Technical Specification or the Microsoft Excel Workbook Tool. The published data, therefore, do not necessarily represent reports from each participating agency for all 12 months (or 4 quarters) of the calendar year.
For the 2016 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county using 2010 decennial population counts and 2011 through 2015 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged; that average was then applied and added to its 2015 Census population estimate to derive the agency’s 2016 population estimate.
The figures used for universities and colleges are student enrollments that were provided by the United States Department of Education for the 2015 school year, the most recent available. The enrollment figures include full-time and part-time students.