Ripped paper divider effect Abstract background image

Learn how Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. experience hate.

Stop AAPI Hate operates the largest reporting center dedicated to tracking acts of hate against Asian Americans (AAs) and Pacific Islanders (PIs) in the United States. When someone submits a report about their experience to us, our data and research team categorizes each act of hate according to our updated classification system. This allows us to extract patterns and themes that help paint a vivid picture of what hate looks like (e.g., verbal harassment or physical injury), where it happens, and who it affects (e.g., age, gender, etc.).

The following data visualization tool reflects our most up-to-date reporting center data and allows for custom analyses through the use of filters and other interactive functions. It is intended to support researchers, journalists, community organizations, and others interested in learning more about anti-AA and anti-PI hate.

Using Our Data

We encourage researchers, journalists, academics, community organizations, and others to leverage our data, as it offers critical clues about the various ways Asian American and Pacific Islander communities experience hate. However, there are important guidelines to follow when interpreting and/or using our data:

  • Hate act numbers from our reporting center should not be used in isolation to represent the full prevalence of anti-Asian or anti-Pacific Islander hate at any given time. Like all datasets that rely on voluntarily submitted reports, our numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. For every act of hate that is reported, there are many more that go unreported. The volume of reports to Stop AAPI Hate is subject to numerous factors, including but not limited to: awareness of and access to the reporting center, current events that spur reporting, and reporting fatigue. 
  • We caution against making claims about hate crimes based on our data. For an act to constitute a hate crime, it must be formally investigated and declared so by law enforcement. Therefore, while a portion of the hate acts reported to us may constitute potential hate crimes, it would be inaccurate to describe our data as hate crime data since these cases may or may not have been reported to law enforcement and investigated. Further, the majority of hate acts that our communities experience are non-criminal acts.

What our data is: A community-generated archive that provides a unique window into how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders experience hate. A platform for the collective voices of our communities to be heard. A reflection of acts of hate–a variety of actions driven by bias that may or may not be criminal. A majority of these hate acts would not meet the legal requirements of a hate crime. A catalyst for further collective empowerment, action, research, and inquiry. What our data is not: A nationally representative or locally representative sample of hate acts. Our dataset reflects who chooses to report to Stop AAPI Hate, which may be influenced by a number of factors. A description of trends, or a measure of whether anti-AA and anti-PI hate acts are increasing or decreasing over time.

FAQ About the Tool

FAQ About Our Data

Shades of Hate Report

Learn how we categorize different acts of hate to get insight into the full spectrum of racism and discrimination AAPI communities face.

Key Findings Brief

Check out our key findings from an analysis of reported hate acts occurring between January 2020-December 2022.