Report: Orange County Hate Crimes, Incidents Reach Record High in 2020
Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Hate crimes and incidents in Orange County rose to historic levels in 2020 amid a pandemic, according to an annual report by the Orange County Human Relations Commission.
Since 1991, the commission has compiled such statistics for the county and released its latest findings during a remote presentation on Friday. Speakers included O.C. Human Relations staff and Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer.
“I’m very upset about [the report],” Spitzer said. “Hate crime is up. It’s been up now for several years in a row and it’s completely unacceptable.”
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