According to statistics
released by the FBI, hate crimes
remain at heightened levels in the United States. Last year, there were 7,120 hate crime incidents, 55 fewer than the total number reported in 2017.
The data shows that the majority of the reported hate crimes were motivated by race, ethnicity or ancestry bias (59.6 percent). Other motivating factors include religion
(18.7 percent), sexual orientation (16.7 percent), gender identity (2.2 percent), disability (2.1 percent), and gender (0.7 percent). The statistics are a compilation of bias-motivated incidents sumitted to the FBI by 16,039 law enforcement agencies.