OC Human Relations Council Looks to Curb Rising Hate Crimes

The Voice of OC, July 19 2022

The OC Human Relations Council is tackling hate crimes and incidents through a combination of community education and expanding reporting tools following a sharp rise in hate crimes over the past couple years.

While the group hasn’t issued a report for 2021 yet, the 2020 report showed a sharp rise in hate crimes and incidents. 

“How do we know that hate is on the rise? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, but the numbers are reflecting for sure right now,” said Sara Sheikh-Arvizu, hate crime prevention coordinator for the OC Human Relations Council. “Underreporting is significant.”

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