Existing true raw for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Hate Crime Data is available in ASCII, with each year as a separate file, or on the FBI website, where the abridged summary information omits most of the additional demographic information obtained from the switch to a National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The attached NIBRS information is critical, because it provides additional data for social science researchers, citizens, and law enforcement to most accurately assess at-risk groups and areas and determine the causes of hate crime offenses. The fully-detailed ASCII format data has been reformatted and recoded into a single unified Microsoft Excel database. The process to do so is described step-by-step.

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