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Hate Crimes Down in California in 2011

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The State Attorney General reports that there were 1,060 hate crimes statewide in 2011. That's 47 fewer than in 2010.
The most common hate crime was based on a person's race, ethnicity or national origin. Those accounted for 57-percent.
Since 2002, anti-Hispanic hate crimes have decreased by almost 44-percent.
Hate crimes involving a person's religion remained steady, but the majority of them were anti-Jewish.
74 cases resulted in hate crime convictions, another 80 resulted in other convictions.
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