SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The overall number of hate crimes in California remained steady last year, but the number targeting Hispanics nearly doubled.

A state Department of Justice report released Thursday says there were 1,107 reported crimes motivated by race, religion, sexual orientation and other forms of bias in 2010. That’s just seven more cases than in 2009.

KCBS’ Melissa Culross Reports:

While hate crimes against Jews, blacks and the LGBT community decreased, the state says hate crimes against Hispanics rose by 47 percent. Officials recorded 119 anti-Hispanic crimes in 2010, compared to 81 in the previous year.

Still, hate crimes against blacks account for the largest percentage with 324 reports—or 29 percent of all cases—last year.

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Comments (9)
  1. joe says:

    What about showing the number of hate crimes against whites?

    1. jes says:

      White folks don’t count.

  2. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau leadership resulted in a drop in enrollment of latinos fall 2010-11 and a jump in out of state.

    Have you expressed your opinions to your Ligislative member?

  3. Zack Debarco says:

    Just in LA alone, the number of anti-hispanic crimes by blacks is rising. So it would also not surprise me that the anti-black crimes by latinos would rise accordingly since we are dealing with gang bangers on both sides. Yea,
    what about hate crimes against whites, who supposedly now are a minority too!?

  4. Mark says:

    If people are angered by the uncontrolled influx of foreigners and their abuse of our social programs and health care system, they should direct their anger toward our federal government, not the immigrants. Our government has set up the conditions for the current problem by lack of border control and failure to deport violators; the immigrants are just taking advantage of our systemic weaknesses for their own benefit.

  5. trj says:

    THEY are NOT immigrants but illegal alien criminals. Americans should have the right to shoot them.

    1. al says:

      Well, newsflash: this isn’t the lawless Old West where people can shoot anyone they want to. Judging from how much of an uncivilized white neantherdal you come across as, it sounds like you belong in a more barbaric time period.