Hate crimes in L.A. are at an all-time low, according to the annual report released by Los Angeles County's Commission on Human Relations. But, there were still 384 crimes in 2013 -- ranging from brutal racially-motivated assualts to anti-Semitic grafitti. Over 80% of all the crimes were against four groups: African-Americans, gays and lesbians, Jews, and Latinos.
While there have been drastic decreases in certain crimes, this year did see a rise in crimes against trans-people and lesbians. For a full breakdown, listen to our report.
Hate crimes are defined as crimes whose main factor is based on bias, hatred, or prejudice against a victim's race/ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Take the test to measure your unconscious biases and prejudices at www.withinourlifetime.net.
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