National Report (through March 2021)

May 2021
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National Report (through March 2021)

5/6/21 – This report covers the 6,603 incident reports to Stop AAPI Hate from March 19, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to our center increased significantly from 3,795 to 6,603 during March 2021. These new reports include incidents that took place in both 2020 and 2021.

Types of Discrimination

  • Verbal harassment (65.2%) and shunning (18.1%) — i.e., the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders — continue to make up the two largest proportions of the total incidents reported.
  • Physical assault (12.6%) comprises the third largest category of total reported incidents.
  • Civil rights violations — e.g., workplace discrimination, refusal of service and being barred from transportation — account for 10.3% of the total incidents.
  • Online harassment makes up 7.3% of total incidents.

National Trends

  • A large percentage of incidents take place in public streets and parks (37.8% of incidents) and in businesses (32.2% of incidents).
  • Gender, language, and religion are cited as motivating factors for discrimination in 21.7% of incidents.
  • Hate incidents reported by women make up 64.8% of all reports.
  • Youth (0 to 17 years old) report 11.0% of incidents and seniors (60 years old and older) report 6.6% of the total incidents.
  • Chinese individuals have reported more hate incidents (43.7%) than other race or ethnic groups, followed by Koreans (16.6%), Filipinx (8.8%) and Vietnamese (8.3%).

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