Table 9 Data Declaration
Known Offenders, Known Offender’s Race, Ethnicity, and Age, 2017
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Hate Crime Statistics Program.
- This table presents the number of known hate crime offenders distributed by the known offenders’ race, ethnicity, and age categories.
- The known offenders’ ethnicity and age totals are representative of those agencies that provided ethnicity and/or age breakdowns. Not all agencies provide ethnicity and/or age data; therefore, neither the known offenders’ ethnicity total nor the known offenders’ age total will be equal to the known offenders’ race total.
- The term known offender does not imply the suspect’s identity is known; rather, the term indicates some aspect of the suspect was identified, thus distinguishing the suspect from an unknown offender.
- The number of 2017 hate crime incidents for the state of Utah were over-reported because several Utah agencies incorrectly reported their hate crime numbers. This was discovered after the hate crime tables had been built. Consequently, the FBI was unable to make the necessary corrections in the Hate Crime Statistics, 2017, publication. However, the corrected data will appear on the Crime Data Explorer at a later date.
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 the calendar year.