Californians Don't Hate Each Other as Much as They Used To

Well, this might help explain last year's mass exodus to Texas.

The California Attorney General's Office released some uplifting stats that show Californians have less hostility — or at least they're not acting on it — than in previous years. The AG welcomed the numbers which show an over 4 percent drop in reported hate crimes in 2011.

Perhaps this comes as a surprise to you, considering some of the depressing headlines we've seen as recently as this week, such as “Marines probed for hate crime beating outside California gay bar.”

Still, hate crimes dropped from 1,107 in 2010 to 1,060 reported crimes in 2011, according to Attorney General Kamala Harris. Hate crimes involving race, ethnicity, and national origin account for the most common type, representing 57.5 percent of those reported last year.

Here are some highlights from the report:

Tags: , , , ,

Related Stories