AG Rob Bonta on the Increase of Hate Crimes in California & His Fight to Stop the Hate
There has been an alarming increase in the number of hate crimes reported in 2021. In a recent report released by the California Department of Justice, hate crimes in California have skyrocketed to 32% from 2020 to 2021 – the highest reported level since 2001. In this So Informed segment, we invited California Attorney General Rob Bonta to discuss the key findings from the report, explain what constitutes a hate crime and a hate incident, and increase awareness on how the state and community can address and fight back against these injustices.
To those who are afraid to speak out or have experienced or witnessed any form of hate crime, you are not alone in this. AG Rob Bonta assures that you there are people, organizations, and services that will help you and those who hurt you will be held accountable. Together, let’s stop hate.