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Asian Hate Crime &  Hate-Bias Incident Resources


Since the Covid-19 pandemic, hate crimes and hate bias incidents related to coronavirus are rising in the United States. Chinese American and Asian Pacific American communities are targets of verbal harassment, shunning, physical assault, being coughed/spat on, and refusal of service or workplace discrimination due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus. 

Stop AAPI Hate is leading national efforts to document and track anti-Asian violence related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Between March 2020 and February of 2021, AAPI Hate received 3,875 self-reported incidents of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans. In 2021, cases of stabbing and death have been reported by major news media outlets across New York and California. 

Reporting Hate Crimes

The Department of Justice recommends the following steps if you believe you are a victim or witness to a hate crime:

  1. Report the crime to your local police

  2. Contact the FBI online

  3. File a tip with your local FBI field office

  4. Find your local state attorney general's office and select "file a complaint"

AAPI Hate Crime Reporting Resources

In-Language Combat Hate Crime Resources

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has created a "combat hate crime toolkit" that provides basic and critical information for victims, community based organization, and community leaders. Translated into 25 different languages, this information provides background on:

  • Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident

  • Working with law enforcement and the media

  • Checklist for community organizations

  • Frequently asked questions

To access and download the toolkit in English and 24 Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander languages, please click the button below.

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