It’s not your imagination: Hate crimes were up last year — across the nation, state and closer to home.

In 2016, 230 hate crimes were committed in Los Angeles, according to by California State University , San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism, up 15 percent over the year before. In Orange County, there were 50 hate crimes, up 13.6 percent over the year before. Of the local communities in the center’s 2016 hate crimes statistics, Long Beach saw a decrease in hate crimes, with eight committed in 2016, down 33 percent from the year before….

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