In addition to all kinds of other crimes, new research reveals that hate crimes are surging in a number of American cities. One other thing that these cities have in common is that they are all run by Democrats.
Oddly enough, this report from Axios leaves out any details about the party affiliation of city leaders:
Report: Hate crimes surged in most big cities in 2022
Most of the nation’s 10 largest cities had significant jumps in hate crimes last year, increases that averaged 22% to a record 1,889 cases, according to a new report.
Why it matters: It was the second straight year of increases in the big cities’ overall average number of hate crimes — typically defined as violence stemming from victims’ race, color, sexuality, religion or national origin.
- The unpublished report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, reflects a 22-year trend of increasing hate crimes nationwide, amid a rise in white nationalism and soaring numbers of attacks on Asian Americans during the pandemic.
- Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city, had the most reported hate crimes — a record 609, with 195 of those classified as anti-Black, 98 as anti-gay (male), 91 as anti-Jewish and 88 anti-Latino.
- Chicago, the third-largest city, had the biggest increase — 84.6%, followed by Austin, Texas, at 58.6%.
There are positive signs for some big cities in the report: Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio had significant declines in hate crimes last year.
Zoom in: Among smaller cities — those with populations of 500,000 to 1 million — Sacramento, Calif., saw the most significant percentage rise in hate crimes (47.4%), followed by Kansas City, M0. (32.3%).
Zoom out: Black Americans were the most frequently targeted group in many cities, but the study said there were some cities where the LGBTQ+ community, Asian Americans, whites and Jews were the most attacked.
John Nolte of Breitbart News provides some much needed clarification:
In most cases, Democrats have ruled these hate-filled cities without any Republican opposition for decades.
In Democrat-run Chicago, hate crimes are up—this is not a typo—84.6 percent over last year.
Chicago has been run by Democrats since 1931.
In Democrat-run Austin, hate crimes have surged 58.6 percent.
Austin is one of the most left-wing cities on the planet.
In Democrat-run Los Angeles, hate crimes are up 40.6 percent.
Los Angeles has had only one Republican mayor in 62 years.
In Democrat-run Philadelphia, hate crimes are up 26.5 percent.
Democrats have run Philly since 1952.
There’s more, but you get the idea.
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