On Thursday, October 18, the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission (HRC) released the 2017 Hate Crime Report during a press conference at the Hall of Administration in downtown Los Angeles. The Report finds that hate crimes rose by 5% in Los Angeles County in 2017. Since 2013, there has been a 32% rise. Speakers included Michael Moore, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department; Robin Toma, HRC Executive Director; Jarrett Barrios, HRC President; Eddie Rivero, Assistant Sheriff; and Salem Al-Marayati, Hate Violence Prevention Partnership. For more details on the report’s findings, click below.