Data Update

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Introducing important upgrades to our reporting center data

Stop AAPI Hate started in 2020 with just three people and a simple online form. Since then, we have received more than 11,000 reports of anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate. Our reporting center — the largest of its kind in the United States — has enabled us to uplift the stories and voices of Asian Americans (AAs) & Pacific Islanders (PIs) across the nation and significantly increase public awareness of the hate we face. Now, we’re leveling up our approach to data collection and analysis to further deepen our shared understanding of anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander racism and discrimination in all its forms — from verbal harassment to civil rights violations to physical attacks and beyond.

In this vein, Stop AAPI Hate is proud to introduce two key advancements to our reporting center data: 1) A new interactive data visualization tool, which improves access to our data and allows for deeper exploration, and 2) Our upgraded data classification system, which enhances how we categorize hate acts and allows us to analyze our data in more ways.

Historically, research on anti-AA and anti-PI hate has been too narrowly focused on hate crimes — leaving a critical knowledge gap around lesser-understood forms of racism. By leveling up the way we collect, analyze, and share data, we can uncover more nuanced findings about the various types of racism and discrimination our communities experience, and ultimately, advocate for comprehensive solutions that address the full range of hate.

Explore our data Reporting center data

Data Visualization Tool

Our interactive data visualization tool reflects our most up-to-date data, which includes reports of unique hate acts received from January 2020 through the end of December 2022. It blends real-life stories with exploratory dashboards, allowing people to examine our reporting center data in new ways. 

The data visualization tool aligns with our commitment to collect data with communities and for communities. By making our dataset more accessible and dynamic, we hope community organizations, journalists, researchers, policymakers, and others can extract deeper insights and leverage them to better serve our communities.

Shades of Hate Report

Our latest report, Shades of Hate: A Deeper Understanding of Asian American & Pacific Islander Experiences, outlines our new data classification system, which determines how we review and categorize hate acts reported to Stop AAPI Hate. More specifically, it dives into our broad definition of hate, details both existing and newly-added categories of hate, and gives us greater insight into the differences between interpersonal versus societal hate; explicit versus coded hate; and individual versus institutional hate. 

By allowing us to uncover more details about how our communities experience diverse forms of racism and discrimination, our new classification system for hate acts marks a significant step forward in our coalition’s evolution and the nation’s collective understanding of anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate.

Key Findings Brief

We have compiled key takeaways from a new analysis of our latest dataset, which captures reported hate acts that have occurred between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2022.

Drawing from a combination of data points and stories from impacted people, our key takeaways brief includes valuable insights into the patterns of hate we see in our reporting center data. This includes information about different types of hate acts; where they take place; who is involved; and how they are experienced. On the whole, these findings help improve our understanding of anti-Asian and anti-Pacific Islander hate and inform effective responses. Key findings include, but are not limited to:

  • Most hate acts involve harassment (88%) while 23% of hate acts involve physical contact or harm. 
  • Hate acts most commonly occur in public spaces (51%) — including sidewalks, parks, or transit — and businesses (28%) — including restaurants, supermarkets, or gas stations. 
  • People under the age of 18 report a higher percentage of hate acts involving written, visual, or auditory harassment compared to other age groups — most of which take place online and on social media. Meanwhile, people ages 60 and older report a higher percentage of hate acts involving physical injury.
  • Over half (51%) of reported hate acts include explicit racial bias. 20% involve coded bias, while 29% involve perceived bias. 
  • The support of third parties is critical in documenting acts of hate, with an estimated 1 in 6 people reporting on behalf of someone else, including friends, relatives, and even strangers. 
  • Hate is institutional, not just interpersonal. 15% of offenders worked for or represented an institution — offering insight into how racial bias manifests in institutions like schools or businesses. 

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