Hate crimes reportedly rise by 20% in California

June 28, 2023

California Attorney General Rob Bonta


Hate crimes in California surged by 20.2% in 2022, according to a report released Tuesday by state Attorney General Rob Bonta. 

The total amount of reported hate crimes rose from 1,763 in 2021 to 2,120 in 2022. Black people were the targets in the largest number of hate crimes in 2022, according to the report. 

A total of 652 hate crimes against Black people were reported in California in 2022. Anti-Black hate crimes rose by 27.1% last year.

There were 140 reported hate crimes targeting Asian people in 2022. Anti-Asian hate crimes decreased by 43.3% last year.

In 2022, there were 391 reported crimes motivated by issues with a person’s sexual orientation, a 29% increase from the previous year.

Attorney General Bonta says the figures constitute a surge in hate crimes, and he urges law enforcement personnel to recommit themselves to take action. 

“This report is a stark reminder that there is still much work to be done to combat hate in our state. I urge local partners and law enforcement to review these findings and recommit to taking action,” Bonta said in a statement. “Our office continues to work with law enforcement, elected leaders, and community organizations across the state to increase awareness and bolster responses to hate crimes. An attack against one of us is an attack against all of us. The alarming increases in crimes committed against Black, LGBTQ+ and Jewish people for the second year in a row illustrates the need for our communities to join together unified against hate. It takes all of us working together to combat extremism and foster a safe and inclusive environment for all Californians. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we stand united — there is no place for hate in California.”

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Hate and racism have clearly increased in the past three years, which I believe is caused by the obsession of referring to people’s race, sex or sexual orientation.


.First, you had Trump blaming a race for a virus. Yes, the Chinese government may have some culpability for the creation and then refusal to share information, but the rhetoric appears to have led to an increase in hate against Chinese people that has somewhat subsided.


.Then you have those who believe people should be treated differently because of their race and this obsession with referring to people by their race, sex and sexual orientation. While some believe this will end hate, it appears it is increasing hate, but only time will tell.

Hate comes from the heart for the heart is desperately wicked.

If the heart won’t change, neither will that which comes from it.

Politicians no matter how hard they try will never change that.

People are just complaining about basic life at this point. Got news; you’re not special. Your skin color, sexuality, or “gender” does not define you; or so I’m told…

I feel sorry for you that in your world being a victim of a crime is “basic life”. Good luck!

All of these stats are essentially meaningless without examining the definition of a “hate crime” and how it is reported and enforced and how it was arrived at.

The definition of hate crime has surged from LGB to LGBTQQIP2SA.

examining the definition of a “hate crime””

It has been done, despite social media claims that it’s undefined.
Learn About Hate Crimes

What is derailing? Derailing describes patterns of behavior which shift the focus of a conversation away from the original topic of discussion.”

In this case sloweb wants to start a circular discussion about hate definitions in order to derail. The next step is to imply most “hate” is just free speech and those “other” people are faking it.


And kettle nails it! When one side gets to call anything they want to, a “hate crime” or “hate speech”, with less than zero justification of what a “hate crime” is, or what “hate speech” is, the statistics will heavily favor their side. Now they can report that “hate crime” and “hate speech” is on the rise!

It’s so 1984 around here!

“sloweb wants to start a circular discussion”


That definitely sounds hateful. Who do I call to report this crime?

Replace “hate crime” with “sex crime” and would you feel the same? Both are well defined by the legal system seeing how juries of public citizens feel the definition is sufficient to convict people of both on a regular basis.