Los Angeles County Report

December 2020
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Los Angeles County Report

12/3/20 – 245 incidents of hate in Los Angeles County were reported to Stop AAPI Hate, the nation’s leading aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against Asian Americans, from March 19- October 28, 2020.

The following patterns emerged from the data:

  • A significant majority of incidents, 186 of the total or 76%, involved verbal harassment. Physical assaults constituted nearly 8%. Civil rights violations, including workplace discrimination and refusal of service (barred from establishment, barred from transit) constituted 8%, and online harassment constituted just under 3% of all incidents.
  • Over 40% of reported hate incidents were committed at a business and 37% were committed in a public street, sidewalk, park or recreation area.
  • The vast majority of individuals reporting to Stop AAPI Hate believed that they were discriminated against because of their race or ethnicity, with almost 90% citing race and 73% citing ethnicity as key factors.
  • Women reported hate incidents at a rate more than twice that of men.
  • Chinese Americans experienced the highest rates of hate (35%), followed by Korean Americans (22%), and Japanese Americans (12%).

Click here to read the full report (PDF).