Hate crimes (also known as “bias crimes”) are recognized as a distinct category of crimes that have a broader effect that most other kinds of crimes because the victims are not only the crime’s immediate target but also others like them. The FBI defines hate crimes as “criminal offense[s] against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by a person’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”
On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to hate crimes.
- Using Research to Improve Hate Crime Reporting and Identification
- Experiences of Victimization Among Latinos: Studies Confirm Significant Victim Mental Health Impact and Mistrust of Authorities
- Hate Crimes: National Database Identifies Traits and Motivations Marking Distinct Pathways of People Who Commit Bias-Based Offenses