According to statistics released by the FBI, hate crimes have risen to their highest level in over a decade in the United States. Last year, there were 7,314 hate crime incidents, nearly 200 more than the total number reported in 2018.
The data shows that the majority of the reported hate crimes were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias (57.6 percent). Other motivating factors include religion (19.9 percent), sexual orientation (16.8 percent), gender identity (2.7 percent), disability (2 percent), and gender (1 percent). The statistics are a compilation of bias-motivated incidents sumitted to the FBI by 15,588 law enforcement agencies.