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Hate crimes down to its lowest point in 24 years in LA County




Echo Park residents held a community meeting about a recent stabbing police are investigating as a hate crime.
Echo Park residents held a community meeting about a recent stabbing police are investigating as a hate crime.
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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations released its annual Hate Crime Report. Overall, the report found that hate crime is down to its lowest point in 24 years. But it's not good news for everyone, as some groups have seen an increase in attacks in the past year. The report detailed that African-Americans continue to be the most targeted group of all hate crimes, although they comprise less than 9 percent of county residents.

Robin Toma, executive director of the organization that put out the report, says the decrease is due to the training and educational programs that took place last year.