Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Rose Nearly 150 Percent in Major U.S. Cities in 2020
The rates are from a new study based on police department statistics
A new study based on police department statistics across major U.S. cities found a nearly 150% surge in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020, while overall hate crimes fell by 7 percent. The numbers reflect a growing trend of against Asian Americans during the .
The report, released this week by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, examined hate crimes in 16 of America's largest cities, found the first spikes rose alongside COVID-19 cases in March and April.
New York City saw the highest jump, rising from 3 to 28. Boston and Los Angeles followed, with increases from 6 to 14, and 7 to 15, respectively.
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