Presentation on theme: "Tracking and Preventing Hate Violence Marshall Wong Hate Crime Coordinator Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission."— Presentation transcript:
Tracking and Preventing Hate Violence Marshall Wong Hate Crime Coordinator Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission
California law defines hate crime as those crimes in which the facts indicate that bias against the victim’s real or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability or gender is a substantial motivating factor in the commission of an offense. What is a hate crime?
Total Number of Hate Crimes by Year
Los Angeles County Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes by Motivation 2006 * These were primarily cases of vandalism that used hate symbols and it could not be determined if these crimes were targeting by race, religion, etc.
Unidentified suspects were involved in 54 additional crimes. Unidentified suspects were involved in 17 additional crimes.
Hate Crimes by Motivation 2006 CaliforniaLos Angeles County Source: Cal DOJ 2006 Hate Crime Report, LA County HRC 2006 Hate Crime Report