Skip to content Hate crimes against Asian Americans have been declining for years. Will the coronavirus change that?

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Security concerns for Asian Americans have even led to New York’s attorney general launching a hotline for coronavirus discrimination and hate crimes.

The 15-year decline in hate crimes against Asian AmericansAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2019, more than 20 million Asian Americans live in the United States.

Fewer Asians live in the Midwest than in any other region, and anti-Asian hate crimes are a smaller proportion of the region’s hate crimes than those against other groups.

While the distribution of anti-Asian hate crime in Los Angeles and New York City is similar to the distribution of all other hate crimes, the percentages of anti-Asian hate crimes in Boston and Seattle are close to double that of their national contribution to all hate crimes.

San Francisco reported 3.32 percent of all reported anti-Asian hate crimes but less than 1 percent of all hate crimes in the United States.

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