Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Increase 73% in 2020, FBI Data Shows

Washington- Anti-Asian hate crimes increased 73% in 2020, recently updated FBI data shows. Hate crimes for this community increased from 161 in 2019 to 279 in 2020. Experts say the increase is because of hate rhetoric spread during the COVID-19 pandemic. These numbers reflect cases that are reported, but numbers may actually be higher since many victims do not report these incidents to the police.