- According to a new report from the Orange County Human Relations Commission, the county recorded 398 hate crimes and incidents in 2021, a 6% increase from the 375 hate incidents in 2020.
- Hate crimes against Asian/Pacific Islander victims in 2021 registered a 43% increase from the year before, while hate incidents against the group saw a 164% increase from 2020.
- The 22 recorded hate crimes against LGBTQ-plus people in 2021 registered an 83% spike from the previous year.
- A state attorney general’s report released earlier this year revealed that anti-Asian hate crimes rose across California in 2021 to about 177% from 2020, the worst level since the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Racially charged hate crimes and incidents in Orange County, California, saw a significant increase last year, a new report from the OC Human Relations Commission revealed.
In 2021, the county recorded 97 hate crimes and 301 incidents that failed to get criminal charges. While there were more hate crimes reported in the county in 2020 at 112, there were fewer incidents at 263.
- A total of 943 hate incidents were reported in Canada in 2021, marking a 47% increase from the previous year.
- Women, children and East Asians composed the majority of the reports.
- Nearly half (48%) of the incidents occurred in public spaces, including parks, streets and sidewalks.
- Verbal harassment was the most reported form (48%) of discrimination, followed by shunning (13%), coughing at or spitting on (12%), and physical force (7%).
- The new data comes from the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) and Project 1907, which collected self- and witness-reported incidents online.
Anti-Asian hate incidents in Canada have increased by 47% in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to a new report released by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) and Project 1907.
A total of 943 racist and xenophobic incidents were reported across the country between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021, the report said. The figure includes both self- and witness-reported experiences.