Hate crimes in NYC continue to surge amid wave of anti-Asian incidents


Hate crimes are still soaring in the Big Apple — with 13 reported last week alone, NYPD data released Monday shows.

Racist attacks in the city are up 11.4 percent — 98 compared 88 on the year as of Sunday, according to the CompStat data.

Over the same week last year, just one hate crime was reported — but New York City was in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic and brought to a standstill.


Brandon Elliot was arrested for attack on Asian woman in midtown.


Stop Asian Hate Chicago Rally

Stop Asian Hate Chicago Rally

People hold signs as they attend a rally to support Stop Asian Hate at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 2021. A diverse crowd gathered to demand justice for the victims of Atlanta, Georgia spa shooting for an end to racism, xenophobia and misogyny. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)




Fifth Precinct Community Affairs Detective Vincent Cheung is in the Chinatown neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City on Thursday, April 1, 2021 amid a spike in anti-Asian hate crimes.

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Asians have been the victims of a series of violent attacks and racist harassment in the Big Apple and beyond.

Demonstrators took to the street Sunday to rally against the racist incidents, specifically the unprovoked attack on a 65-year-old Filipino woman in Midtown last week.

The assault on the victim, Vilma Kari, was just the latest to grab headlines in New York amid the spike of incidents targeting Asian-Americans.

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