Nashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Statistical Analysis Center released its annual publication detailing the volume and nature of hate crimes in Tennessee.
The report is based on data submitted to the TBI through its Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) program.
Among the conclusions of Hate Crime 2021:
- The number of offenses categorized with known biased motivation increased from 122 in 2020 to 133 in 2021.
- Bias-motivated offenses classified as crimes against the person accounted for 73.48% of all hate crimes reported in 2021.
- Among reported bias-motivated assaults, bias based on race/ethnicity/ancestry accounted for 64.89% of reported incidents in 2021, while the second most commonly reported bias was sexual orientation, accounting for 14.89% of reported assaults.
“I am very proud of the efforts of all participating law enforcement agencies, colleges and universities across the state to provide the data needed to produce this report,” said TBI Director David Rausch. “Our combined efforts have resulted in a successful program and this annual report detailing the nature of bias-motivated criminal events in our state.”