The Fountain Valley Police Department believes in protecting the City's diverse population from fear, intimidation, and physical harm caused by a violent group or individual based upon race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
For historical information on hate crimes in Orange County, please refer to the OC Human Relations website.
Hate Crime vs. Hate Incident
Criminal Act (Penal Code 422.55)
Act of prejudice (not a crime, does not involve violence, threats or property damage)
Bias: based on perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender
Hatred or bigotry directed at any individual, residence, house of worship, institution, or business because of perceived race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
Acts that result in injury, verbal threat of violence than can be carried out, property damage.
Hate speech (name calling, racial slurs, insults), display of offensive materials on one's property, distribution of hate materials in public places, and posting of hate materials not resulting in property damage.
Reported Hate Incidents and Crimes
This page will be updated monthly
Hate incidents reported to the Fountain Valley Police Department as of June 1, 2023:
If you are a victim of a hate crime, please report it to the Fountain Valley Police Department by calling our non-emergency dispatch line at (714) 593-4485 or 9-1-1 for emergencies. If the event does not meet the definition of a hate crime, it may fall under the category of a hate incident.