Table 1. U.S. Population Covered by NIBRS and Hate Crime Participants by Year *

Year

U.S. Population

U.S. Population covered by NIBRS Agencies

U.S. Population covered by Hate Crime Contributors

Percent of Hate Crime Contributors reporting via NIBRS

1995

262,755,000

10,630,200

4%

197,066,250

75%

5.4%

1996

265,284,000

15,917,040

6%

233,346,702

84%

7.1%

1997

267,637,000

21,410,960

8%

222,856,059

83%

9.6%

1998

270,296,000

27,029,600

10%

216,235,376

80%

12.5%

1999

272,691,000

35,449,830

13%

232,829,887

85%

15.2%

2000

281,421,906

39,399,067

14%

236,929,512

84%

16.6%

2001

284,796,887

42,719,533

15%

241,799,615

85%

17.7%

2002

288,368,698

49,022,679

17%

247,246,683

86%

19.8%

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigations, Crime in the United States and Hate Crime Statistics

 

* This study covers only the years 1995 through 2000.  At the time of our report the 2001 and 2002 NIBRS data were not available to the public in electronic format.