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Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines

This manual provides guidelines and training for reporting on hate crimes. Download the manual from fbi.gov here. 

From the manual: The Hate Crimes Prevention Act & Model Reporting Procedures 

Uniform Crime Reporting Program

The passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (the Act) in 2009 expanded the bias motivation definitions for hate crimes. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which collects and publishes information about crimes motivated by bias, has modified its data collection accordingly by including new and revised definitions, along with corresponding examples.

In addition to providing suggested model reporting procedures and training aids for capturing the new bias motivations, the manual is written to raise law enforcement officers’ awareness of the hate crime problem. 

Download the Hate Crime Collection Guidelines and Training Manual.