Another single-day hate crime spike in Los Angeles
Six victims suffered aggravated assaults at 9:10 a.m. on June 14 on the 2600 block of North Broadway in Lincoln Heights.
Four of the victims were children under the age of seven. One of the victims was over the age of 60. The final victim was 38-years-old. All the victims were Hispanic, and five were female. One was male: a six-year-old.
The LAPD reported that these assaults were motivated by both gender and anti-Hispanic biases.
Later that same day, two other hate crimes against two white male victims, ages 52 and 54, were reported. The incidents — vandalism — happened at 9 p.m. in a single family dwelling on the 2700 block of Nichols Canyon Rd. in the Hollywood Hills. The suspect vandalized the victims’ property, causing upwards of $400 worth of damage. The data do not specify why the LAPD classified these as hate crimes.
The LAPD database records a separate hate crime for each victim. So the the incident in Lincoln Heights (with six victims) and the Hollywood Hills incident (with two victims) are considered by the department as eight total crimes.
With eight hate crime victims reported that day, June 14 now ranks as one of the highest ever daily counts since 2010, when the LAPD started making its data publicly available. The other daily spike this year was March 31, which also had eight hate crimes.
The average number of daily hate crimes each day from Jan 1, 2010 to present is 1.75.
How we did it: We examined publicly available LAPD data on reports of hate crimes. For neighborhood boundaries, we rely on the borders defined by the Los Angeles Times. Learn more about our data here.
LAPD data only reflects crimes that are reported to the department, not how many crimes actually occurred. In making our calculations, we rely on the data the LAPD makes publicly available.
The LAPD periodically updates past crime reports with new information, leading the department to recategorize past reports. We have been tracking hate crimes since Jan. 1, 2019, numbering them as the reported crime data is made public. Beginning April 1, 2019, we started re-numbering according to the updated numbers from the LAPD. We will look every quarter to see if and how the LAPD has re-categorized past hate crimes.
Additionally, revised reports do not always automatically become part of the public database. But, we will keep monitoring hate crimes in the City of Los Angeles.
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