From the OC Register:

Louis DeSipio, associate professor at UC Irvine for Chicano/Latino studies, says one year's statistics do not tell the whole story. He said he finds it interesting that hate crimes against Latinos are down in a year that has seen several heated debates relating to immigration. “You have to look at the numbers over several years,” he said. “Underreporting is definitely a problem in many immigrant communities because they fear retaliation or, in some cases, because they may be undocumented.” Creating awareness is a proactive approach, but very often the dialogue and debate remain confined to college campuses, DeSipio said.

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