Stop AAPI Hate Incident Data
National Incidents & Trends
● Between March 19 and December 31, 2020, Stop AAPI Hate has received 2,808
reported incidents of racism and discrimination targeting Asian Americans across
○ Physical assaults made up 8.7% of incidents; coughing/spitting comprised 6.4%.
○ Verbal harassment made up 70.9% of incidents; shunning or avoidance
○ Hate incidents without an underlying criminal element can violate civil rights,
traumatize impacted individuals, and isolate youth
○ Clear civil rights violations — workplace discrimination, refusal of service from
establishments, transit, or ride-shares — make up 8% of the incidents
○ Businesses were the top site of discrimination incidents, making up 38.1% of
locations of discrimination
○ Race was cited as the primary reason for discrimination, making up 90.3% of
○ Vulnerable populations are attacked. Youth under 20 years old make up 13.6% of
cases and elderly over 60 years old comprise 7.3%
○ Women are attacked almost 2 1/2 times more than men
○ Chinese made up the ethnic group most often targeted, making up 40.7% of
incidents. Asian Americans as a whole, though, are being racially profiled and
attacked. Koreans (15.1%); Vietnamese (8.2%) and Filipinos (7.2%) have also
faced COVID-19 discrimination in high numbers
○ States with high Asian American populations report the most incidents. CA
(43.8%); NY (13.0%); WA (4.1%); and IL (2.8%) have the highest rates..
Please take a little bit of time to email the White House at this link ( https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ ) asking for education reform, requiring schools to teach the anti-Asian laws that the United States upheld. Asian Americans are being attacked now more than ever after ignorant and inflammatory rhetoric swept through this nation alongside Covid-19. By educating people about how Asian-Americans, as well as Asian immigrants, have been marginalized historically we can prevent further acts of hate in future generations.