The latest hate crime report released by the California Department of Justice reveals that efforts to fight anti-Asian hate and educate the public may be working.
Reports of anti-Asian hate in the state dropped from 247 in 2021 to 140 in 2022. That’s a drop of 43 percent.
However, hate crimes overall in California increased 20 percent from 1763 in 2021 to 2120 in 2022.
Reported hate crimes targeting Black people increased 27 percent from 513 in 2021 to 652 the following year.
Hate crimes directed at the LGBTQ community also increased from 303 in 201 to 391 in 2022. That’s up 29 percent.
Recently the state of California launched a hate crime reporting hotline.
If you know of any hate crimes, incidents of racism or bullying you are urged to call California vs hate at 833-8-NO-HATE or visit cavshate.org. Check out the website for more information on resources available #cavshate”
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