For Release
9 A.M. EASTERN TIME Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office

Washington, D.C.—According to an annual report released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 7,649 criminal incidents committed in 2004 resulted from antagonism toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability. The report, Hate Crime Statistics, 2004, aggregates data supplied by local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies that voluntarily participate in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, administered by the FBI. Analyses of the data address the categories of incidents, offenses, victims, offenders, and location. The publication also details what types of bias-motivated incidents each participating agency reported.
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