Hate crimes targeting Jews and Latinos increased in California in 2018, report says
Although hate crimes have decreased 3% from 2017, there has been an uptick in hate crimes targeting Jews and Latinos. Much like the 9/11 attack – where biases and hate shifted towards the Muslim community – have now shifted towards Latino populations because of the nation’s current political climate. Anti-semitism has been trending upwards since 2013 and increasingly in the public eye in 2018.
‘”This highlights that we have to take this slight decline in overall hate crimes with a grain of salt,” Levin said. “Misidentification of hate crimes remains a significant problem, and as we can see from many outlying areas, we’re just not getting reports.’