ACCORDING TO THE LATEST HATE CRIME REPORT by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, hate crimes against Latinos increased 69% last year. Many attackers used anti-immigrant language (for example, comments like “you don’t belong here”) during the crime.
Though hate crimes had been steadily declining for the last seven years, hate crimes in general this year have increased 24%. Attacks against Muslims also spiked after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Though the report doesn’t mention politics specifically, the data suggests that the rise in hateful political rhetoric has concrete consequences.
Read the full article about the report in L.A. Weekly here.