Los Angeles' "hate crimes" increase, with 349 hate crimes reported in the first six months of this year

  [Global Times Comprehensive Report] In the first six months of this year, the Los Angeles Police Department received a total of 349 hate crime reports, an increase of 16.7% over the same period in 2021. This number is also more than double the data for the same period in 2020. Los Angeles is expected to this year Set a "new high" for the number of hate crimes in a single year.

  NBC reported on the 15th that data released by Crosstown, a non-profit news organization at the University of Southern California, showed that in 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department received a total of 596 hate crime reports, which are related cases in a single year. The year with the highest number of reports.

Los Angeles hate crime figures are likely to be higher in the second half of 2022, as the upcoming midterm elections in November could further divide opinion, said Brian Levine, director of the Center for Hate and Extremism Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. .

  According to the analysis of the report, from 2005 to 2019, the US Department of Justice investigated more than 1,800 suspected hate crime cases, and only 17% of them were finally prosecuted. Hate crime statistics are difficult to describe the current situation of racism in the United States.

(Sun Yuqing)