LA County Posts Largest Number Of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Since 2001
Josie Huang Published Oct 21, 2021 2:59 PM
https://laist.com/news/criminal-justice/la-county-biggest-increase-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes-since-2001-covid From this report, Huang notes that in 2020: * Three-quarters of the crimes involved physical violence, compared to 58 percent two years earlier. * In instances where a suspect was identified, 42% were white, followed by Latinos at 36% and African Americans at 19%. The commission says this is significant to note “because nationally there has been speculation that African Americans were most frequently suspects in anti-Asian crimes.” * The share of female victims rose from 29% to 41%. In 2020, female victims tripled from five to 15. * The median age of victims rose from 30 to 41. Victims included two senior citizens and two minors, ages 11 and 12. * 45% of the hate crimes took place in L.A., with a “significant cluster” in the South Bay.
To view the 2020 anti-Asian Hate Crime Report, RIGHT-click here to download the PDF. The larger LA County’s annual Hate Crime Report, to include all reported hate crimes in LA County, will be released in November.
MORE COVERAGE OF THE REPORT:
https://wdacs.lacounty.gov/la-county-reports-76-increase-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes-in-2020-largest-total-since-9-11/ https://ktla.com/news/local-news/anti-asian-hate-crimes-increased-by-76-in-l-a-county-last-year/ https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-20/l-a-county-sees-significant-increase-in-anti-asian-hate-crimes https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/10/20/report-anti-asian-hate-crime-rose-76-in-la-county/ https://www.dailynews.com/2021/10/20/number-of-reported-anti-asian-hate-crimes-in-la-county-jumps-up/
https://scvnews.com/l-a-county-anti-asian-hat e-crimes-see-76-increase-in-2020/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/report-anti-asian-hate-crime-rose-76percent-in-la-county/vi-AAPNvSt