Category: FBI

CRIME REPORT: 2017 Hate Crime Stats Released By FBI, Increase of 17 Percent Over Last Year

The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI increased about 17 percent in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s annual Hate Crime Statistics report, released today.

WATCH: FBI Reminds You to Think Before You Post, Hoax Threats are Serious Federal Crimes

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the ones at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is paramount, and the FBI and our state and local law enforcement partners always respond to each threat.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, FBI To Offer Weekly Tips To Protect Yourself

Connected devices are essential to our professional and personal lives, and criminals have gravitated to these platforms as well. Many common crimes—like theft, fraud, harassment, and abuse—are now carried out online, using new technologies and tactics.