The following statistics are derived from
"Hate Crime - 1994" contained in the
Uniform Crime Reports published by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation within the
U.S. Department of Justice in 1995.
Preliminary figures show 5,852 hate crime
incidents were reported to the FBI during
1994, including incidents reported by more
than 7,200 law enforcement agencies in 43
states and the District of Columbia.
Sixty percent of the incidents were
motivated by racial bias; 18 percent by
religious bias; 12 percent by sexual-orientation bias; and 11 percent by
ethnicity/national origin bias. The 5,852
incidents involved, 7,144 separate offenses,
7,187 victims, and 6,189 offenders.
Crimes against persons accounted for 72
percent of hate crime offenses reported.
Intimidation was the single most frequently
reported hate crime, accounting for 39
percent of the total. Damage/destruction/
vandalism of property constituted 24
percent; simple assault; 18 percent; and
aggravated assault, 14 percent.
Thirteen persons were murdered in hate-motivated incidents in 1994.
Individuals comprised 84 percent of all
reported bias crimes in 1994, with
businesses, religious organizations, and
varied other targets comprising the
remaining 16 percent.
Among the 6,189 known offenders reported
to be associated with hate crime incidents,
57 percent were white, and 30 percent were
black. The remaining offenders were of
other or multi-racial groups.