Hate crimes in California increased by more than 10 percent from 2015 to 2016.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the results of a state report released Monday show the number of hate crimes was 11.2 percent higher in 2016 than it was the previous year. There were 931 hate crime incidents last year in the Golden State.
Other findings in the results:
- Hate crimes based on race rose 21.3 percent.
- 3,262 hate crimes with a bias against African-Americans have been committed since 2007, which equals 31.3 percent of all hate crimes in the state during that span.
- 1,158 hate crimes with a bias against Jewish people have been committed since 2007, which equals 11.1 percent of all hate crimes in the state during that span.
- 22.2 percent of hate crimes in 2016 were based on sexual orientation.
The Department of Justice said last week more than half of hate crimes that occur in the United States are not reported to authorities. A DOJ report claimed there were roughly 250,000 hate crimes each year from 2004 to 2015.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed last week to aggressively enforce hate crime laws.
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