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If you would like to report illegal behavior within the city of Sacramento, please file a crime report.

Crime is the primary driver of police activity. The Sacramento Police Department reports crime occurring in the city based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standard. UCR data is used in law enforcement administration, operation and management, as well as to track the fluctuations in the level of crime throughout America. The Sacramento Police Department provides these crime statistics and Most Wanted Postings in order to keep the public informed about crime and criminals in our neighborhoods and city.

biased motivated/hate crime

Biased Motivated Crime is any crime that is committed primarily to injure, degrade, or deprive a person of his/her dignity, well-being, or possessions because of prejudice against his/her race, nationality, age, sexual orientation, sex, religion, or disability.  The California Penal Code 422.55 defines biased motivated/hate crime as "a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim:

  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics."
If you have been the victim of a biased motivated/hate crime, contact the police department by dialing 9-1-1 or the Sacramento Police Department Non-Emergency number at (916) 808-5471.

Biased Motivated/Hate Incident Statistics

The Sacramento Police Department reviews all biased-related incidents that are reported to the Department.  Following a review by investigative personnel, the incidents that are determined to be a violation of a criminal statute and meet the criminal elements set forth under California Penal Code 422.55 are reported to the Department of Justice for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR).  In an effort to educate the public and encourage victims to report biased-related incidents, the Sacramento Police Department has elected to share all reported biased-related incidents with the public.  Below are summaries of biased-related incidents that have been reported to the Sacramento Police Department.

  *2019 files include year-to-date data for Jan. 1 through Mar. 31