For years Los Angeles has seen high hate crime rates with sharp double-digit annual increases. A recent study conducted by Brian Levin, Kevin Grisham, and John David Reitzel, revealed a 6.8 percent decline while violent hate crimes rose by 8.3 percent in the first half of 2018.
Compared to the largest U.S. cities, Los Angeles had the second highest number of hate crimes with 124 hate crimes in the first six months of the year. New York, the nation’s largest city, topped the list with a 16.8 percent decline with 164 crime rates.
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