Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Tracking COVID-19 | Vaccines | Racial Justice

San Diego US Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes

Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what ...

Credit: Associated Press

Above: Tom Garing cleans up racist graffiti painted on the side of a mosque in what officials are calling an apparent hate crime, in Roseville, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017.

San Diego U.S. Attorney Discusses Rise In Reported Hate Crimes


Adam Braverman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California


Stop the Hate Forum

When: Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

Where: Balboa Park Club Santa Fe Room, 2150 Pan American Rd West

Cost: Free and open to the public

It could be your religion, your race or your sexual orientation that makes you the target of a hate crime in San Diego.

Recent FBI data shows there was a 15 percent jump in reported hate crimes in 2017 from the year before.

Nationwide, the number of reported hate crimes climbed 17 percent from 2016.

San Diego U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman will address the latest statistics in a public forum Wednesday. The "Stop the Hate" forum is being co-sponsored by the San Diego Regional Hate Crimes Coalition. It will feature panels of prosecutors explaining legal rights, resources and other community speakers.

U.S. Attorney Braverman joins Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss what might be driving the uptick in reported hate crimes.


San Diego News Now podcast branding

San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Midday Edition banner

KPBS Midday Edition is a daily radio news magazine keeping San Diego in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.