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May 2022 | Volume 15 | Issue 5

In March 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program completed a revision of the Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual. With the transition to reporting via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), information for reporting hate crime data via the Summary Reporting System (SRS) was removed. The new revision also adds federal and tribal offenses and training scenarios for reporting anti-Asian hate crimes. In addition, revisions have been made to the sexual orientation training scenarios to incorporate non-binary verbiage.

This publication is intended to assist law enforcement agencies in establishing an up-to-date hate crime training program so their personnel can collect and submit hate crime data to the FBI UCR Program. In addition to providing suggested model reporting procedures and training aids for capturing bias motivations, the manual is written to raise law enforcement officers’ awareness of the hate crime problem and to provide guidelines for interacting with the victims during an investigation.

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