Review Findings of National Analysis on Individuals Who Commit Bias-Based Crimes

This month, the National Institute of Justice released a study conducted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) using the first-ever national sample of bias crime perpetrators collected from the Bias Incidents and Actors Study (BIAS) database. While research on bias crime has grown considerably since the passing of the Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, little has been written on the criminal pathways of bias crime offenders through distinct examinations of broader national sample sets. Using 1990-2018 BIAS data, this study shares the analysis of motivations and characteristics of bias crime offenders, risk indicators, characteristics and targets of mass casualty bias crime offenders, and limitations of the statistical analysis.

View the study to learn more.