Hate Crimes Tied to White Supremacists in L.A. County Shot up 67% Last Year: Study

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Hate crimes committed by white supremacists increased 67% in Los Angeles County last year, according to a study released Thursday.

The Hollywood Sikh Temple was vandalized in September 2017. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

The Hollywood Sikh Temple was vandalized in September 2017. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

There were 105 such crimes reported, compared with 63 in 2015.

The study, which has been conducted annually since 1980 by the county’s Commission on Human Relations, found that white supremacist ideology constituted 22% of all hate crimes in 2016.

Most of the white supremacist hate crimes — at least 70% — were acts of vandalism, followed by disorderly conduct, which includes swastikas drawn on private property.

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