Los Angeles is on its way to becoming the hate capital of America

From January 1 to June 30, 2021, 48 anti-Semitic hate crimes were reported in Los Angeles, compared to 39 in the same period this year. In 2021, Los Angeles recorded 596 hate crimes, the highest number ever, but this year, it looks like the city is on track to surpass even that figure

According to data compiled by Crosstown at USC, a nonprofit organization from the School of Communication and Journalism, from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2022, 349 hate crimes were reported to the Los Angeles Police Department, a 16.7 percent increase. From the first half of 2021, and more than double from the corresponding period in 2020 (hate crimes in Los Angeles are increasing at a record pace).

In 2021, Los Angeles recorded 596 hate crimes, which was the highest number ever, but this year, it looks like the city is on track to surpass that figure. The all-time monthly record for reported hate crimes in Los Angeles was broken in May, with 78 reported citywide, and 71 in June. For comparison: pre-Corona between 2018 and the beginning of 2020, there were between 20 and 40 hate crimes reported each month.

From January 1 to June 30, 2021, 48 anti-Semitic hate crimes were reported, compared to 39 in the same period this year. ADL Anti-Semitism Regional Director Jeffrey Abrams said that “2021 was a record year in Los Angeles,” and despite the slight decrease in incidents in 2022, the Los Angeles Jewish community reported an increase in dangerous situations.

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