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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Hate crimes in L.A. County drop to second-lowest level in 23 years"

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.

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