Attorney General Bonta Releases 2021 Hate Crime Report, Highlights Resources to Support Efforts to Combat Hate | State of California – Department of Justice

Amidst surge in reported hate crimes, Attorney General urges local partners across California to recommit themselves to taking action Announces creation of a statewide hate crime coordinator position within the California Department of Justice Sacramento – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today released the 2021 Hate Crime in California Report and highlighted information and resources to support ongoing efforts across the state to combat hate. At 1,763 bias events in 2021, overall hate crimes reported in California increased 32.6% from 2020 to 2021 and are at their highest reported level since 2001. Reported hate crimes targeting Black people remained the most prevalent and increased 12.5% ​​from 456 in 2020 to 513 in 2021, while reported anti-Asian hate crime events once again increased dramatically, rising 177.5% from 2020 to 2021, and…
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