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Measuring Hate Crime in the U.S.

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This panel will present information on hate crimes from sources across the criminal justice system. Data from BJS’s Federal Justice Statistics Program will be used to describe criminal prosecutions over federal hate crimes. Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Statistics Program (HCSP) on hate crime incidents and victims will be discussed. Testing efforts to enhance and refine the NCVS hate crime items will also be presented, including qualitative data collected from an online survey platform on apparent patterns in hate crime in 2020.

Live captioning will be available.


Grace Kena, Statistician, BJS

Findings from Hate Crime Victimization, 2005-2019

Ebo Browne, Statistician, BJS

Findings from Federal Hate Crime Prosecutions, 2005-19

Erica Smith, Chief, Law Enforcement Incident Based Statistics

Findings from Hate Crime Recorded by Law Enforcement, 2010-2019

Lynn Langton, PhD, Senior Research Criminologist, RTI

Using Online Survey Panels and Narrative Descriptions of Hate Crime Incidents to Assess Potential Improvements to NCVS Survey Items

Date Created: December 1, 2021