Hate Crime Statutes by State

U.S. State Hate Crime Laws

This is a summary by state of the hate crime laws currently in force.

Those states marked with an asterisk (*) have statutes criminalizing interference with religious worship; other states have similar legislation pending.

Alabama
Arizona
California*

Connecticut

Delaware
District of Columbia*
Florida*
Hawaii

Idaho*
Illinois

Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland*
Massachusetts*
Michigan*
Minnesota*

Mississippi*
Missouri*
Montana
Nevada*
New Mexico*
New York*
North Carolina*
Ohio
Oklahoma*
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island*
South Carolina*
South Dakota*
Tennessee*
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia*
Washington
West Virginia*

Wisconsin