Presentation to Cover LA County Hate Crimes Report

Join us May 15, 2024, as the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations’ presents the 2022 Hate Crimes Report. This eye-opening evening will shed light on what types of hate crimes and hate incidents were and still are occurring, where they were/are occurring and their targets, in the hopes of bringing awareness to what is happening and to educate our community. Information on when and how to report Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents will also be included. 

Examples of groups that are targets of hate crimes can include race, ethnicity, disability, language, nationality, physical appearance, political views, age, religion, sex, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation.  Non-criminal actions that are motivated by these reasons are often called “bias incidents.”

Incidents may involve physical assault, homicide, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse (which includes slurs) or insults, mate crime, or offensive graffiti or letters (hate mail).

Since 2016, the entire country has seen a rise in hate crime; one example is how Asian Americans have been targeted in the aftermath of the pandemic.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there were 121 anti-Latino hate crimes last year; a 3% increase from the year before. Perpetrators used anti-immigrant slurs, typically against Mexicans, in many of the anti-Latino crimes. The vast majority were violent.

The county’s report notes that 97 hate crime cases were referred to the L.A. County district attorney’s office in 2022. Charges were filed in 86 cases.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 7-8 pm, at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Ave.

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