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Anti-Semitism in the United States:
Statistics on Religious Hate Crimes

(Updated November 2013)


Anti-Semitism in U.S.: Table of Contents | Anti-Semitic Incidents (2012) | " International Jew"


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The following data about anti-Jewish and religiously-biased hate crimes in the United States has been exceprted from the annual Report on Hate Crimes released by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
To read the full Hate Crime Reports, archived to 1996, click here.

In 2012, 1,730 law enforcement agencies across the United States reported 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses. 2.7% of all victims from these offenses were religious institutions.

Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,099 incidents involving 1,166 offenses, 1,340 victims and 484 known offenders.

A breakdown of the offenses showed that approximately 60% were anti-Jewish, 13% were anti-Islamic and 7% were anti-Catholic.

The following table tracks hate crimes by religious bias as reported by U.S. law enforcement agencies since 1996:

Year
Incidents
Victims
Anti-Jewish
Anti-Islamic
Total
Anti-Jewish
Anti-Islamic
Total
2012
674
130
1,099
836
155
1,340
2011
771
157
1,233
936
185
1,480
2010
887
160
1,322
1,040
197
1,552
2009
931
107
1,303
1,132
132
1,575
2008
1,013
105
1,519
1,145
130
1,732
2007
969
115
1,400
1,127
142
1,628
2006
967
156
1,462
1,144
208
1,750
2005
848
128
1,227
977
151
1,405
2004
954
156
1,374
1,076
201
1,586
2003
927
149
1,343
1,025
175
1,489
2002
931
155
1,426
1,084
174
1,659
2001
1,043
481
1,828
1,196
554
2,118
2000
1,109
28
1,472
1,269
36
1,699
1999
1,109
32
1,411
1,289
34
1,686
1998
1,081
21
1,390
1,235
23
1,720
1997
1,087
28
1,385
1,247
32
1,586
1996
1,109
27
1,401
1,209
33
1,535

Full Hate Crime Reports


Sources: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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