Utah Sharpens Hate Crime Data; LGBTQ people are top targets

With the first full year of data collected in the National Incident Based Reporting System, the Utah Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that it had confirmed the state’s occurrence of 96 hate crimes in 2021.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Volunteer Juno Heath walks among the Pride flags as the Raynbow Collective hosts a Back to School Pride Night for BYU students on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Kiwanis Park in Provo.

The prevalence of hate crimes in Utah and where they occur is coming under increasing focus as state officials compile more consistent data that follows a federal reporting standard.

With the first full year of data collected in the National Incident Based Reporting System, the Utah Department of Public Safety reported Thursday that it had confirmed the state’s occurrence of 96 hate crimes in 2021.

State Bureau of Criminal Identification officials analyze raw data reported by local law enforcement agencies to arrive at the verified total, Mandy Biesinger, BCI field director, said in an interview.

“We are working with the authorities to confirm everything is correct,” she said. For example, when credit card fraud is listed as a hate prejudice crime, it is usually an erroneous ticked box when a government agency submits its data.

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This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/12/28/utah-sharpens-data-hate-crimes/ Utah Sharpens Hate Crime Data; LGBTQ people are top targets

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