Hate Crime in California 1995


Data resulting from new reporting programs should be collected for several years in order that statistical data can be properly analyzed. Because of this, the DOJ does not recommend comparing these 1996 data with previously published data. In addition, the DOJ believes that data reported for 1995 and 1996 may be underreported. Future reporting will improve as law enforcement personnel are trained to identify, investigate, and report hate crimes.

A number of additional factors can influence the volume of hate crime reported to the DOJ. These are:

  • Efforts of community groups and law enforcement hate crime networks to identify and report hate crime to appropriate authorities
  • Cultural practices and likeliness of reporting hate crime
  • Strength and investigative emphasis of law enforcement agencies
  • Policies of law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies
  • Community policing policies

Return to the Hate Crime 1995 Publication.
Return to the Hate Crime 1996 Publication.