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WHAT WE INVESTIGATE
Hate crimes are the #FBI’s civil rights program’s top priority. If you believe you’ve been the victim of a hate crime—or if you’ve witnessed one—dial
1-800-CALL-FBI or visit
http://ow.ly/y5Rl50Ktwya to report it. You can remain anonymous. Learn more.
Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities. The Bureau investigates hundreds of these cases every year, and we work to detect and prevent incidents through law enforcement training, public outreach, and partnerships with community groups.
Traditionally, FBI investigations of hate crimes were limited to crimes in which the perpetrators acted based on a bias against the victim’s race, color, religion, or national origin. In addition, investigations were restricted to those wherein the victim was engaged in a federally protected activity. With the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, the Bureau became authorized to also investigate crimes committed against those based on biases of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or gender.