California experienced another surge in hate crimes last year, a new report from the California Department of Justice shows. There were 2,120 such crimes in 2022.
Hate crimes are on the rise in many metropolitan cities.
Hate crimes increased for the third consecutive year in California in 2021.
San Francisco’s district attorney is accused of mishandling an AAPI hate crime and withholding evidence to get an officer convicted of assault.
Overall, hate crimes in California are at their highest levels since 2008.
Between March and June, there were 832 recorded incidents against Asian Americans in the state.
The Los Angeles City Council has passed a resolution calling for the expansion of hate crimes to include housing status.
With the help of Google maps, police were able to determine that anti-gay graffiti on a council candidate’s fence was there before his residency.