Los Angeles County Official: “Staggering” Spike in anti-Semitic Crimes

Glendale News-Press

Anti-Semitic, anti-Armenian hate crimes increase

Other hate crimes have lessened since last year in L.A. County, according to a recent report.

At the same time reported hate crimes across Los Angeles County dropped significantly compared to the previous year, anti-Semitic crimes increased by nearly 50% and those against Armenians doubled, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations on Tuesday announced that 580 hate crimes were reported to county law enforcement agencies in 2009 — a 21% drop compared to 2008.

The reported crimes include violent acts, including intimidation and assault, and nonviolent acts like vandalism. Continue reading