Big-City Hate Crimes Skyrocket in 2022  

Article Source: Axios

Article Source: Axios

  • An unpublished report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, indicates the largest U.S. cities saw significant increases in hate crimes last year, with an average jump of 22 percent to a record 1,889 cases.
  • This marks the second consecutive year of increases in the average number of hate crimes in these cities, with a 22-year national trend of rising hate crimes, coinciding with the increase in white nationalism and attacks on Asian Americans during the pandemic.
  • Los Angeles reported the most hate crimes among these cities, with 609 cases, while Chicago experienced the largest increase at 84.6 percent, followed by Austin, Texas, at 58.6 percent. Some smaller cities also saw substantial rises in hate crimes.  Read More

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