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Anti-Semitic crimes in California increased by 21 per cent in 2018

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes increased by 21 per cent in California in 2018 from the previous year.

report issued on Tuesday by the California Department of Justice found that there were 126 hate crimes motivated by anti-Semitism in 2018, up from 104 incidents in 2017.

A high of 160 anti-Semitic hate crimes were reported in 2009, according to the report.

There were a total of 201 hate crimes based on religion in 2018, down from 207 the previous year. The religion with the next highest incidence of hate-crimes were Muslims, with 28 incidents down from 46.

There were a total of 1,066 hate crimes in California in 2018, down from 1,093 the previous year.

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