Wednesday, June 29, 2022

California Attorney General's 2021 Hate Crime Report


Official Photo of Califor4nia Attorney General Rob Bonta

 California Attorney General Rob Bonta has released his office's 2021 Hate Crime in CaliforniaThe report provides information and resources to support ongoing efforts across the state to combat hate.  2021 saw a 32.6% increase in overall reported hate crimes for a total of 1,763 bias events—the highest reported level since 2001. The report also states that hate crimes involving religious bias increased by 21.1% in 2021.   The Executive Summary states that

"Reported hate crime events involving a racial bias overall increased 33.1 percent from 875 in 2020 to
1,165 in 2021. (Table 11)
• Anti-black or African American bias events rose from 456 in 2020 to 513 in 2021, an increase of 12.5
• Anti-Hispanic or Latino events rose from 152 in 2020 to 197 in 2021, an increase of 29.6 percent.
Anti-Asian bias events rose from 89 in 2020 to 247 in 2021, an increase of 177.5 percent." (bold added).


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