The Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) contains information and data on crime which is reported to law enforcement agencies across the United States. These agencies provide these data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). UCR focuses on index crimes, of various nature including homicide and non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, forcible rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. UCR is a summary-based reporting system and includes data from hate crime reports submitted by local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the Nation. Crime statistics are compiled from UCR data and published annually by the FBI in the “Crime in the United States” series.
A study of the data collected by the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) regarding hate crimes give statistical accounts of various aspects of hate crimes like incidents, offenses, location, victims, and offenders.