California

California

California

2020 Hate Crime Statistics for California

The data in the infographic below was compiled from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. In addition to the data below, the PDF version of the infographic provides the definition of a hate crime and information on how to report a hate crime. Download the PDF version here.

 2020 Hate Crime Statistics for California

Case Examples


News

May 12, 2022

California Man Charged with Bias-Motivated Interference for Disrupting Demonstration Against Asian Hate


May 5, 2022

California Man Indicted for Threatening Merriam-Webster with Anti-LGBTQ Violence


April 22, 2022

California Man Arrested and Charged with Making Threats Against LGBTQ Community


March 7, 2022

Federal Prison Sentences for Two California Men Who Targeted Turkish Victims in Hate Crime Attack on Family-Owned Restaurant


February 3, 2022

Building Community Trust Is Key to Improving Hate Crime Reporting


January 27, 2022

Landmark Federal Hate Crime Conviction in Northern California


December 28, 2021

California Man Sentenced to Life Followed by 30 Years in Prison for Federal Hate Crimes Related to 2019 Poway Synagogue Shooting and Attempted Mosque Arson


December 3, 2021

California Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Federal Hate Crime Conviction


December 2, 2021

Community Plays Key Role in Groundbreaking Hate Crimes Conviction: An Open Letter From FBI San Francisco


October 8, 2021

FBI Sacramento Special Agent in Charge’s Message to the Community Regarding Hate Crime


October 6, 2021

FBI Sacramento Field Office Launches Campaign Raising Hate Crime Awareness, Encouraging Reporting


September 28, 2021

FBI San Diego Begins Hate Crimes Reporting Campaign to Spread Awareness About Hate Crimes & Encourage Reporting


September 21, 2021

FBI Los Angeles Kicks Off Ad Campaign to Spread Awareness About Hate Crimes & Encourage the Public to Report


September 17, 2021

California Man Pleads Guilty to 113-Count Federal Hate Crime Indictment for 2019 Poway Synagogue Shooting and Mosque Arson


September 8, 2021

California Man Agrees to Plead Guilty in Federal Hate Crime Case for Attacking Family-Owned Restaurant and Making Death Threats


June 1, 2021

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California Shares Resources for Reporting Anti-Asian Hate Incidents


May 27, 2021

Alaska Defendant Pleads Guilty for Threatening Los Angeles Synagogue


May 13, 2021

Remarks by FBI San Francisco Special Agent in Charge Craig Fair on Combating Hate Crimes in Oakland Chinatown


May 6, 2021

FBI San Francisco Announces New Strategy to Combat Hate Crimes


April 27, 2021

Two California Men Indicted in Hate Crimes Case Alleging They Attacked Family-Owned Restaurant and Threatened to Kill the Victims Inside


April 20, 2021

U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI and ADL to Host Discussion on Hate Crimes, Hate Incidents and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


April 9, 2021

California Man Convicted with Federal Hate Crime for Attempting to Stab Black Man


March 26, 2021

California Woman Sentenced to 15 Months for Threatening to Bomb Catholic Prep School


March 25, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney Phil Talbert Offers a Statement of Support for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community Amidst Rising Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes and Incidents


March 23, 2021

Top Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles and Head of FBI Field Office Denounce Hate Crimes and Racism Targeting Asian Americans


March 23, 2021

East L.A. Gang Member Who Led Firebombing of African-American Residences Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison


March 19, 2021

San Diego Law Enforcement Leaders Condemn Anti-Asian Hate Crimes


January 4, 2021

California Woman Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime for Threatening to Bomb Catholic Prep School


September 29, 2020

California Man Charged with Federal Hate Crime for Attempting to Stab Black Man


June 16, 2020

Joint Statement by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox and Senior Advisor to the Office of the Assistant Attorney General Office of Justice Programs Bill Woolf before the Senate Judiciary Committee


May 19, 2020

Central California Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Address Discrimination During the Coronavirus Pandemic


May 19, 2020

Eastern California Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Affirm Importance of Protecting Civil Rights Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


April 24, 2020

Southern California Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Affirm Importance of Protecting Civil Rights Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


January 10, 2020

California Woman Charged with Hate Crime for Threatening to Bomb Catholic Prep School


July 19, 2019

Three Members of California-Based White Supremacist Group Sentenced on Riots Charges Related to August 2017 "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville


July 17, 2019

Man Allegedly Makes Phone Threats to Pride Parade; Investigators Track and Link Him to Unsolved Bank Robberies


July 3, 2019

East L.A. Gang Member Who Firebombed African-American Residences Sentenced to 13 Years in Federal Prison


May 21, 2019

California Man Indicted for Federal Hate Crimes Related to Poway Synagogue Shooting and Arson of Escondido Mosque


May 9, 2019

California Man Charged with Federal Hate Crimes for Poway Synagogue Shooting


April 9, 2019

Final Defendant in East L.A. Street Gang Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Stemming From Firebombing of African-American Residences


November 19, 2018

United States Attorney Addresses Latest Hate Crimes Statistics and Announces Upcoming Hate Crimes Forum


September 13, 2018

Recent Prosecutions of Firearm Offenses in Sacramento Area


June 5, 2018

Former Fugitive Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Racially-Motivated Murder


April 5, 2018

Three Gang Members Agree to Plead Guilty to Federal Hate Crime Charges Related to Firebombing of African-American Residences


April 10, 2017

Bakersfield Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Hate Crime


February 14, 2017

Longtime Fugitive Enters Plea in Federal Hate Crimes Case Alleging Racially Motivated Murders of African Americans


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Resources

The resources below include specific examples, experiences, or information related to California.
Go to the Resources page to access all resources.

Film/Documentary | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement, Public Officials, Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community

Not In Our Town: On the Ground with Law Enforcement


Film/Documentary | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement, Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community

Lessons from a Hate Crime Detective


Guide | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community

Lessons from a Hate Crime Detective: A guide for community screenings


Guide | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement

Lessons from a Hate Crime Detective: A guide for law enforcement


Publication | National Institute of Justice (OJP) | Law Enforcement, Prosecutors

Program Provides a Safe Place To Report Hate Crimes


Publication | National Institute of Justice (OJP) | Researchers

Questioning Bias: Validating a Bias Crime Victim Assessment Tool in California And New Jersey


Film/Documentary | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Manhattan Beach


Guide | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) | Law Enforcement, Prosecutors

A Prosecutor’s Stand: Hate Crimes – Important Facts for Officers Leading Discussions of the Film


Film/Documentary | Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

A Prosecutor’s Stand


DOJ Offices

 

 

FBI

FBI Field Offices

Los Angeles
11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90024

T: 310.477.6565
losangeles.fbi.gov

 

Sacramento
2001 Freedom Way
Roseville, CA 95678

T: 916.746.7000

 
  San Diego
10385 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, CA 92121

T: 858.320.1800
sandiego.fbi.gov
San Francisco
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-9523

T: 415.553.7400
sanfrancisco.fbi.gov

DOJ

 

US Attorney's Offices

Central District of California
www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/contact

Eastern District of California
www.justice.gov/usao-edca/contact-us

Northern District of California
www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/contact-us

Southern District of California
www.justice.gov/usao-sdca/contact-us


CRS

CRS Regional Offices

Western Regional Office
888 South Figueroa Street
Suite 2010
Los Angeles, CA 90017

T: 213.894.2941
F: 213.894.2880
askcrs@usdoj.gov

 

Western Field Office
90 Seventh Street
Suite 3-300
San Francisco, CA 94103

T: 415.744.6565
askcrs@usdoj.gov

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