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HATE CRIMES
Los Angeles County
2010-2019

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


Targeted Groups, Suspects & 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.”

Number of Hate Crimes by Group Targeted

Bias 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Anti-Arab 4 3 3 4 4 2 2 1 1 3
Anti-Asian 12 12 11 9 8 3 8 4 3 1
Anti-Bisexual 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
Anti-Black or African American 96 102 108 81 95 77 100 110 112 93
Anti-Catholic 2 2 14 4 2 1 2 0 2 4
Anti-Citizenship Status 1 8 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Anti-Eastern Orthodox (Russian/Greek/Other) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Female 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bias 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Anti-Gay (Male) 73 86 91 65 46 25 24 30 18 17
Anti-Gender Nonconforming 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Heterosexual 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Hindu 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Hispanic or Latino 41 64 50 31 34 18 19 27 26 36
Anti-Islamic (Muslim) 5 6 14 7 9 3 5 7 6 3
Anti-Jehovahs Witness 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Jewish 83 62 40 37 46 44 29 34 39 32
Bias 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Anti-Lesbian 14 8 8 10 8 6 12 9 7 9
Anti-LGBT (Mixed Group) 8 11 14 8 19 27 30 32 49 44
Anti-Mental Disability 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Anti-Mormon 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Multiple Races (Group) 8 5 3 10 4 4 2 6 6 4
Anti-Multiple Religions (Group) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anti-Other Christian 3 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bias 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Anti-Other Race/Ethnicity/Ancestry 15 8 18 19 12 4 7 12 26 18
Anti-Other Religion 5 7 2 3 7 10 7 3 12 11
Anti-Physical Disability 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
Anti-Protestant 0 0 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 2
Anti-Sikh 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anti-Transgender 13 12 13 15 6 11 11 4 3 5
Anti-White 15 20 14 20 14 9 10 13 14 12

Source: California Dept. of Justice


Number of Hate Crimes by Offender Race

Suspect(s) Race 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 2
Black / African American 59 92 85 65 56 28 42 43 33 45
East Indian / Asian Indian 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Group of Multiple Races 28 1 5 21 28 1 4 2 2 4
Hispanic / Latino 0 91 105 0 36 69 76 80 77 69
Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
White 135 50 74 0 69 39 39 48 53 52
Unknown 181 136 149 169 132 111 107 117 158 126

Source: California Dept. of Justice


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 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Los Angeles County 405 425 419 375 353 283 295 331 356 326
Agoura Hills 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 2
Alhambra 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0
Arcadia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Artesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Azusa 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 3 4 4
Baldwin Park 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 1
Bell 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Bellflower 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0
Bell Gardens 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Beverly Hills 9 5 2 1 2 0 1 5 5 3
Burbank 7 10 8 1 1 1 5 9 5 6
Calabasas 0 2 0 3 1 0 2 2 1 2
Carson 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 3 5 1
Cerritos 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 2
Claremont 2 1 0 9 4 5 3 2 3 0
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Commerce 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Compton 1 3 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 3
Covina 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 4 1 1
Culver City 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Diamond Bar 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0
Downey 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Duarte 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
El Monte 3 5 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 1
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
El Segundo 1 1 1 2 1 5 5 5 6 4
Gardena 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Glendale 0 4 0 2 2 2 1 1 5 4
Glendora 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Hawaiian Gardens 0 2 0 1 2 1 4 2 3 2
Hawthorne 6 6 0 1 4 0 0 2 2 0
Hermosa Beach 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Huntington Park 2 4 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Industry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Inglewood 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
La Cañada Flintridge 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
La Mirada 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 0
La Puente 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
La Verne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Lakewood 0 0 7 4 2 0 2 3 1 4
Lancaster 9 11 7 8 7 5 5 7 8 7
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Lawndale 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Lomita 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0
Long Beach 23 9 17 8 12 10 8 4 6 10
Los Angeles 283 282 263 227 192 151 124 129 175 144
Lynwood 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 0
Malibu 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 3
Manhattan Beach 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
Maywood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Monrovia 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Montebello 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Monterey Park 1 0 4 0 4 1 0 2 0 0
Norwalk 0 3 2 1 3 11 5 2 4 3
Palmdale 3 1 3 8 2 3 8 16 12 6
Paramount 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 4 1 1
Pasadena 4 3 3 2 2 4 3 2 0 3
Pico Rivera 1 0 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Pomona 5 0 3 5 0 2 0 4 0 6
Rancho Palos Verdes 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 3
Redondo Beach 1 0 0 0 1 4 5 6 5 7
Rolling Hills Estates 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Rosemead 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
San Dimas 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0
San Fernando 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Gabriel 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
San Marino 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Santa Clarita 2 1 13 10 4 8 6 8 8 6
Santa Monica 4 1 3 3 2 1 0 11 5 1
Sierra Madre 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
South El Monte 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Gate 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1
South Pasadena 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Temple City 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Torrance 0 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 1 3
Vernon 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Walnut 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Covina 0 3 3 1 2 2 6 6 4 2
West Hollywood 1 12 9 7 6 7 5 13 12 9
Westlake Village 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Whittier 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Unincorporated Areas 15 19 15 26 28 18 50 27 32 41
Jurisdiction 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Cal Poly Pomona 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
CSU Dominguez Hills 0 0 2 4 1 0 2 1 0 1
CSU Long Beach 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 1
CSU Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
CSU Northridge 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 3
LA Transit Services Bureau 4 3 6 14 17 15 6 11 6 6
Metro Transit Authority 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
UC Los Angeles 0 3 5 4 7 0 0 1 1 3

Source: California Dept. of Justice