Dec 10, 2021 - Politics & Policy

NYPD: Anti-Asian hate crimes in NYC jumped by 361% this year

Photo of a crowd of protesters holding signs related to Stop Asian Hate
A protest demanding an end to anti-Asian violence on April 4 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt via Getty Images

Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 361% this year, the New York Police Department said this week.

Why it matters: The surge, from 28 last year to 129 as of Sunday, is part of a nationwide spike in anti-Asian hate over the last two years.

Details: The city saw a 100% overall increase in hate crimes this year. The NYPD made 249 arrests out of the 503 total hate crimes reported.

  • Antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ hate crimes also increased.

The big picture: In its last national report, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center documented a total of 10,370 self-reported anti-AAPI hate incidents between March 19, 2020, and Sept. 30.

  • One in four Asian Americans have experienced a hate incident, per a poll from Survey Monkey and AAPI Data published in March.
  • Just last month, a group of teens attacked students of Asian descent on a train in Philadelphia, leading to rallies and calls for action.

Go deeper: How the yellow whistle became a symbol against anti-Asian hate

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