The Angels – The hate crimes against Latinos in the United States They increased 2.8% in 2022, although at a slower pace than the increase in previous yearsaccording to a study by the California State University, San Bernardino.
The investigation by the university center for the Study of Hate and Extremism recalled that the increase in these crimes was 41% between 2020 and 2021.
However, researchers warned that the number of hate crimes against Hispanics could be higher because not all police departments include racial and ethnic information in their reports.
Los Angeles was the large city that reported the most hate crimes against Latinos in 2022, with 90, followed by Phoenix (15) and Chicago (12).
The report highlights that increases in crimes against Latinos were most frequent in cities in the Midwest or East, with decreases in the southwest of the country.
“In recent years, hate crimes against Latinos have peaked in the midst of election years”the report emphasizes.
In that sense, he explains that in recent electoral years, immigration was considered an important issue, amid omnipresent stereotypes such as the “caravan” stories of 2018.
Hate crimes against Latinos in the last decade increased significantly in the summer of 2018 after reports of these caravans.