Attorney General Releases Interim Report on Anti-Arab Hate Crimes

Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

(SACRAMENTO) – Attorney General Bill Lockyer today reported that the number of anti-Arab hate crimes under investigation by six major California jurisdictions in October and November has dropped from nearly 10 a day to just over one a day since the terrorist attacks three months ago on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.<BR><BR>

"While seeing the total numbers declining by more than half is encouraging, the 77 anti-Arab hate crimes reported by six major jurisdictions recently show we still need to remain vigilant and continue law enforcement and community efforts to prevent assaults against innocent Californians who are or appear to be of Middle Eastern descent," Lockyer said.<BR><BR>

The cases involve reported hate crimes against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, Afghan Americans, Sikhs, South Asians and others mistaken for Arabs or Muslims. To assist in developing effective measures to combat hate crimes and foster tolerance, the Attorney General has asked local jurisdictions to regularly report preliminary numbers on anti-Arab hate crimes. The survey began with six major jurisdictions and has been expanded to 10 other areas. Additional jurisdictions may be added later.<BR><BR>

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" BORDER="1" BGCOLOR="WHITE" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TR ALIGN="CENTER" BGCOLOR="#C6E7DE" VALIGN="TOP">
<TH>Agency</TH>

<TH>September</TH>
<TH>October</TH>
<TH>November</TH>
<TH>Total</TH>
</TR>

<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="RIGHT"><STRONG>TOTALS</STRONG></TD>

<TD><STRONG>182</STRONG></TD>
<TD><STRONG>71</STRONG></TD>
<TD><STRONG>21</STRONG></TD>
<TD><STRONG>274</STRONG></TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Los Angeles Police Department</TD>

<TD>79</TD>
<TD>18</TD>
<TD>2</TD>
<TD>99</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Los Angeles Sheriff's Department</TD>

<TD>9</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>10</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">San Francisco Police Department</TD>

<TD>28</TD>
<TD>16</TD>
<TD>8</TD>
<TD>52</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">San Jose Police Department</TD>

<TD>41</TD>
<TD>10</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>52</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">San Diego Police Department</TD>

<TD>20</TD>
<TD>13</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>33</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Sacramento Sheriff's Department</TD>

<TD>5</TD>
<TD>2</TD>
<TD>6</TD>
<TD>13</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER" BGCOLOR="#C6E7DE">
<TD ALIGN="right"><EM><STRONG>SUBTOTAL</STRONG></EM></TD>

<TD><EM><STRONG>182</STRONG></EM></TD>
<TD><EM><STRONG>60</STRONG></EM></TD>
<TD><EM><STRONG>17</STRONG></EM></TD>
<TD><EM><STRONG>259</STRONG></EM></TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Sacramento Police Department</TD>

<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>3</TD>
<TD>4</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Concord Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>

<TD>2</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>2</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Fresno Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>4</TD>

<TD>0</TD>
<TD>4</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Long Beach Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>1</TD>

<TD>2</TD>
</TR>
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<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Modesto Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>1</TD>

</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Oakland Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
</TR>

<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Orange County Sheriff's Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">

<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Riverside Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">San Diego Sheriff's Department</TD>

<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>1</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER">
<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Stockton Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>

<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
</TR>
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<TD ALIGN="LEFT">Ventura Police Department</TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD>0</TD>

<TD>0</TD>
<TD>0</TD>
</TR>
<TR VALIGN="TOP" ALIGN="CENTER" BGCOLOR="#C6E7DE">
<TD ALIGN="right"><EM><STRONG>SUBTOTAL</STRONG></EM></TD>
<TD>&nbsp;</TD>
<TD><EM><STRONG>11</STRONG></EM></TD>
<TD><EM><STRONG>4</STRONG></EM></TD>

<TD><EM><STRONG>15</STRONG></EM></TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

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