The numbers: The recent report covers the period between March 19, 2020, to March 31, 2021.
- A previous report included data from March 19, 2020, to Feb. 28, 2021, in which there were 3,795 documented cases. During March 2021 alone, that number rose by 2,808.
- 4,193 of the hate incidents occurred in 2020.
- 2,410 hate incidents occurred in 2021 so far.
- The types of discrimination further examined in the report include “verbal harassment” and “shunning” as the two largest percentages of the total incidents, followed by “physical assault,” then “civil rights violations” and finally “online harassment.”
- The organization attributed the surge in reported incidents to the “increased national attention to anti-Asian hate, which has led to more and more Asian Americans becoming aware of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center and other resources,” according to The Huffington Post.
Rise of anti-Asian violence: California and New York remain at the top of the list of states with the highest number of hate incident reports, accounting for 40% and 15.1%, respectively, according to King 5. This week, NextShark reported on several violent attacks against people of Asian descent.
- There were two separate incidents in New York City in which the suspects allegedly used a hammer to attack two Asian women on Sunday and a Sikh man last Monday.
- Two Asian men were allegedly beaten in separate attacks: a father in San Francisco waiting at an intersection with his child in a stroller when the assailant punched and knocked him to the ground, and the other at a subway station in Queens, New York.
- An Asian jewelry shop owner was punched by a customer allegedly over a store policy in Washington, D.C.
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