Anti-Asian Hate Crime When Up 361%, flowers around tree where violence happen in Chinatown.
It is consistent with a general surge in racism against Asian Americans. It’s consistent with the increase in crimes during the epidemic. And then thirdly, reflective of the Asian American community more likely to report."
Antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ hate crimes also increased.
Many of the hate crimes, particularly in New York City, have occurred in low-income areas and enclaves that have already suffered from the effects of the pandemic
Aside from the lack of economic opportunity, housing insecurity and scarce mental health resources, one potential impetus for crimes targeting Asian Americans could be the perception that they are easier, softer targets and are less likely to report.