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Yes, there has been a verifiable increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of 2020, coinciding with the coronovirus pandemic. This "fact checker" article summarizes it well: The Center for Study of Hate & Extremism published a report documenting changes in hate crime patterns in 2020 in 16 American cities. In those 16 ...


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It is possible to make a case that there is a significant uptick in crimes against Asian Americans (and @BradC does an excellent job). But using the same data source you can also make the opposite case depending on which statistics you choose to emphasize and how you frame the data. Like Brad, I'll rely on the Center for the Study of Hate Crime and ...


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