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Report: Anti-white hate crimes went up 127% in L.A.

Randy Mancini 38 November 11, 2021
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: People participate in a protest to demand an end to anti-Asian violence on April 04, 2021 in New York City. The group, which numbered near 3000 and was made up of activists, residents and local politicians, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge. After a rise in hate crimes against Asians across the U.S. and in New York City, groups are speaking up and demanding more attention to the issue. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 04: People participate in a protest to demand an end to anti-Asian violence on April 04, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newly released data has shed some light on the growing division in America’s cities.

According to the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, the number of reported hate crimes rose 20 percent in Los Angeles last year. Of the 635 cases reported, 61 percent were racially motivated.

The most dramatic increase was in crimes targeting white, Black, Latino and Asian residents. In 2020, anti-white hate crimes climbed 127 percent, showing the highest increase of any other racial group.

“This report is another alarming reminder that we have a long way to go in building a more inclusive and just society,” said Hilda L. Solis, the chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 76 percent, mirroring similar statistics in other major U.S. cities. Meanwhile, anti-Black crimes increased by 35 percent, while anti-Latino crimes jumped 58 percent.

This report is another alarming reminder that we have a long way to go in building a more inclusive and just society. The LA vs. Hate initiative, which started through a motion I authored back in 2019, continues to be a critical tool for @CountyofLA to combat against hate. https://t.co/SZeTmA0D7V

— Hilda Solis (@HildaSolis) November 10, 2021

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