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Over 400 Hate Crimes Reported In San Diego County Over The Past Five Years

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Above: People gathering on a street corner hold signs in support of the victims of the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, Calif. A man opened fire Saturday inside the synagogue as worshippers celebrated the last day of a major Jewish holiday.

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A new analysis by the San Diego Union-Tribune of hate crime data in San Diego County shows what kinds of hate crimes occur in the region and where.

Aired: September 3, 2019 | Transcript

A new report by The San Diego Union-Tribune provides a snapshot of hate across San Diego County.

The analysis shows there were 437 hate crimes reported across the county between 2014 and 2018, with the majority targeting the LGBT community, followed by those against black people and Latinos.

While most incidents occurred in the city of San Diego, the data show hate crimes were also reported in more than 20 communities. The analysis comes in the wake of the Poway synagogue shooting in April and as communities across the nation are experiencing a rise in hate incidents.

RELATED: Report: 30 Cities See Increase In Hate Crime While San Diego Remains Steady

Lyndsay Winkley, who covers public safety for The San Diego Union-Tribune, joins Midday Edition Tuesday to discuss the challenges in prosecuting hate crimes and what's being done to combat hate in San Diego.

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