The Hate Crimes Data Set includes information from our records management system regarding the number of traditional crimes such as murder, arson, or vandalism with the added element of bias.
This data is included as part of the Contact Data Sets starting in 2021.
Data Set Information
About the Hate Crimes Data Set
The Hate Crimes Data Set includes information from our records management system regarding the number of traditional crimes such as murder, arson, or vandalism with the added element of bias. The FBI has specifically defined a hate crime as a criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity. The type of crime itself does not make an incident into a hate crime. Nor does a suspect's attitude toward a person or group of people make their activity a hate crime. Rather, the incident itself must be motivated by hate. The listing also includes incidents with a bias motivation of unknown. This classification means that bias was believed to be involved in the incident, but the specific bias is unknown.
What information does the Hate Crimes data set provide?
This data set is intended to fulfill an expanded element of the Police Data Initiative. The information contained in these files, along with other data sets, may provide community members and researchers with valuable insight that can move beyond subjective or anecdotal claims involving community contacts by the Norman Police Department. The Norman Police Department hopes that it will also help the agency to identify training needs or policy notifications to help ensure the highest level of police services.
CaseID: This is a unique identification number for each contact. There may be more than one offense involved in a contact. There may also be more than one officer or citizen involved in a contact. As a result, the identifier, while unique to contact, may be used more than once in relation to different offenses and individuals involved in that contact.
Reported Date: The date the contact was initiated.
Officer Race/Age: The demographic information for the officer(s) involved in the contact.
UCR Code: The UCR or Uniform Crime Reporting Code is a standardized criminal reporting code designed to meet the need for reliable uniform crime statistics across the nation. While it has long been a requirement to collect and report this information to the FBI, we have never before associated police and community member demographics to the data.
Statute: The state statute or city ordinance involved in the contact. This may include a standardized abbreviation where a criminal violation was not involved.
Description: The title of the ordinance or statute or, where a criminal violation is not involved, we provide a standardized narrative.
Bias Motivation: This identifies the presence and type of bias involved that indicates this incident may be a hate crime. If bias is believe to be involved but the specific type of bias is not clear, the motivation will be listed as unknown.
Subject Role/Race/Gender/Age: The involvement of the community members involved in the contact and their associated demographics.