Hate Crimes

UCR Definition 

The Florida Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines Hate Crime as a committed or attempted criminal act by any person or group of persons against a person or the property of another person or group, which in any way constitutes an expression of hatred toward the victim because of his/her personal characteristics.  Personal characteristics include: 
  • race/color
  • gender/gender identity
  • religion
  • ethnicity/ancestry/national origin
  • sexual orientation
  • advanced age
  • mental/physical disability
  • homeless status

The UCR Manual contains more information about these definitions.

Florida Statutes 

 775.085 – Evidencing prejudice while committing offense; reclassification.
 877.19 – Hate Crime Reporting Act


The Florida Attorney General’s office publishes an annual report on hate crime. Their website contains recent reports.
Historical Reports can be accessed via the State Library of Florida.  

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