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L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years
L.A. County sees its lowest tally of hate crimes in 24 years

Los Angeles County saw the fewest number of hate crimes reported in 24 years in 2013, but black residents made up the overwhelming majority of victims despite making up less than 10% of the population, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the Commission on Human Relations. There was plenty of good news in the report: hate crimes based on sexual orientation dropped 27% last year, and Jews saw the lowest instances of anti-Semitic crimes in a decade. But the commission noted that the county still averages more than one hate crime a day. The report also came with a major caveat: The vast majority of hate crimes are never reported or are not classified as hate crimes by...

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