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HATE CRIMES
Los Angeles County
2012-2021

Hate

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Also see: 1871 Chinese Massacre in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots.


Hate Crime Incidents by Targeted Groups & Jurisdictions

California Penal Code Section 422.55 defines a hate crime as “a criminal act committed, in whole or in part, because of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics of the victim: (1) disability, (2) gender, (3) nationality, (4) race or ethnicity, (5) religion, (6) sexual orientation, (7) association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.”

Reported Hate Crime Events by Jurisdiction

Note: Cities in Los Angeles County not in the list below received no reports of hate crimes during this period. Also, universities in the list below, as public institutions, employ state peace officers who report hate crimes separately from local police agencies.

Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Arab 2 1 4 3 3 4 4 2 2 1
Anti-Asian 58 29 12 12 11 9 8 3 8 4
Anti-Bisexual 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Anti-Black or African American 187 156 96 102 108 81 95 77 100 110
Anti-Buddhist 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Catholic 5 4 2 2 14 4 2 1 2 0
Anti-Citizenship Status 3 4 1 8 1 2 1 1 0 0
Anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian/Greek/Other) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anti-Female 2 2 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Anti-Gay (Male) 100 84 73 86 91 65 46 25 24 30
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Gender Nonconforming 3 3 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Anti-Heterosexual 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Anti-Hindu 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Hispanic or Latino 75 70 41 64 50 31 34 18 19 27
Anti-Islamic (Muslim) 5 3 5 6 14 7 9 3 5 7
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Jehovahs Witness 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Anti-Jewish 77 60 83 62 40 37 46 44 29 34
Anti-Lesbian 7 65 14 8 8 10 8 6 12 9
Anti-LGBT (Mixed Group) 14 7 8 11 14 8 19 27 30 32
Anti-Male 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Mental Disability 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Anti-Mormon 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Anti-Multiple Races (Group) 8 3 8 5 3 10 4 4 2 6
Anti-Multiple Religions (Group) 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Other Christian 9 3 3 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Anti-Other Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 14 20 15 8 18 19 12 4 7 12
Anti-Other Religion 4 5 5 7 2 3 7 10 7 3
Anti-Physical Disability 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Anti-Protestant 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0
Bias 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Anti-Sikh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Anti-Transgender 13 12 13 12 13 15 6 11 11 4
Anti-White 15 20 15 20 14 20 14 9 10 13

Source: California Dept. of Justice


Reported Hate Crime Events by Jurisdiction

Note: Cities in Los Angeles County not in the list below received no reports of hate crimes during this period. Also, universities in the list below, as public institutions, employ state peace officers who report hate crimes separately from local police agencies.

Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Los Angeles County 630 529 405 425 419 375 353 283 295 331
Agoura Hills 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Alhambra 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0
Arcadia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Avalon 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Azusa 0 2 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 3
Baldwin Park 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Bell 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bellflower 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1
Bell Gardens 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Beverly Hills 5 5 9 5 2 1 2 0 1 5
Burbank 3 7 7 10 8 1 1 1 5 9
Calabasas 0 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 2 2
Carson 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 3
Cerritos 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Claremont 0 0 2 1 0 9 4 5 3 2
Commerce 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Compton 1 0 1 3 0 1 2 3 2 1
Covina 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 4
Culver City 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Diamond Bar 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Downey 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Duarte 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
El Monte 4 3 3 5 3 0 3 0 2 0
El Segundo 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 5 5 5
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Gardena 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
Glendale 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 2 1 1
Glendora 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
Hawaiian Gardens 3 1 0 2 0 1 2 1 4 2
Hawthorne 5 1 6 6 0 1 4 0 0 2
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Hermosa Beach 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Huntington Park 0 0 2 4 2 1 4 0 0 0
Industry 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Inglewood 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
Irwindale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
La Cañada Flintridge 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
La Mirada 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1
La Puente 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
La Verne 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lakewood 2 1 0 0 7 4 2 0 2 3
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Lancaster 4 8 9 11 7 8 7 5 5 7
Lawndale 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Lomita 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2
Long Beach 11 18 23 9 17 8 12 10 8 4
Los Angeles 433 364 283 282 263 227 192 151 124 129
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Lynwood 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1
Malibu 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0
Manhattan Beach 7 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
Maywood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Monrovia 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Montebello 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Monterey Park 0 1 1 0 4 0 4 1 0 2
Norwalk 1 4 0 3 2 1 3 11 5 2
Palmdale 3 3 3 1 3 8 2 3 8 16
Paramount 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 4
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Pasadena 4 5 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 2
Pico Rivera 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 1
Pomona 1 0 5 0 3 5 0 2 0 4
Rancho Palos Verdes 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1
Redondo Beach 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 6
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Rolling Hills Estates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rosemead 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
San Dimas 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1
San Fernando 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
San Gabriel 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
San Marino 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Santa Clarita 6 4 2 1 13 10 4 8 6 8
Santa Monica 11 12 4 1 3 3 2 1 0 11
Sierra Madre 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Signal Hill 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
South El Monte 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Gate 4 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 1
South Pasadena 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temple City 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Torrance 8 11 0 2 5 1 1 1 2 2
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Vernon 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Walnut 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
West Covina 2 2 0 3 3 1 2 2 6 6
West Hollywood 18 7 1 12 9 7 6 7 5 13
Westlake Village 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Whittier 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unincorporated Areas 27 27 15 19 15 26 28 18 50 27
Cal Poly Pomona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
CSU Dominguez Hills 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 0 2 1
CSU Long Beach 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 1
Jurisdiction 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
CSU Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CSU Northridge 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 3
LA Transit Services Bureau 0 2 4 3 6 14 17 15 6 11
Metro Transit Authority 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UC Los Angeles 2 5 0 3 5 4 7 0 0 1

Source: California Dept. of Justice