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Jews Were Most-Targeted Group for Religion-Based Hate Crimes in Los Angeles County in 2021, New Study Shows

A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) vehicle.

December 11, 2022

A total of 81 antisemitic hate crimes were reported in Los Angeles County in 2021, a seven-percent rise from 76 the previous year, according a new study published by the Los Angeles County Commission this week.

Jews were the most-targeted religious group in the county. Out of the 111 reported hate crimes based on religion that occurred last year in the county, 74% were perpetrated against Jews.

The next most-targeted religious group was Catholics, followed by Muslims.

Home to nearly 10 million people, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States.

There was an overall total of 786 hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2021, up 23 percent from 2020, and 74 percent were violent in nature.

The full Los Angeles County Commission report can be accessed here.