Wednesday, October 2, 2013
From the L.A. Times:
Hate crimes in Los Angeles County hit their second-lowest level in 23 years last year, but the most violent of those rose from 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
There were 462 hate crimes reported in the county in 2012, a 6% decrease from the previous year.
Although cases of vandalism — which make up about one-third of reported hate crimes — and simple assault decreased, the number of aggravated assaults increased from 63 in 2011 to 88 last year. But the report noted that the incidents had decreased 33% the previous year.