Posted on January 26, 2022

NYC Hate Crimes Nearly Doubled in 2021 as Anti-Asian Attacks Soared 343%

Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, January 22, 2022

New York City hate crimes complaints rose nearly 100% in 2021 and several types of bias crimes also skyrocketed – in some cases more than 340%, police statistics show, as the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg says he is expanding his office’s hate crimes unit to address the uptick in racially motivated attacks.


Fox News Digital was first to obtain the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) total year-end hate crime statics, which show reports of anti-Asian attacks skyrocketed by a staggering 343% – from 30 in 2020 to 133 in 2021.

And reports of anti-Hispanic hate crimes soared 700%, with 8 last year compared to the single incident in 2020, the NYPD said. But reports of anti-Semitic attacks accounted for 38% – the plurality – of the hate crime cases covered by the NYPD last year.

Figures provided by NYPD show reports of hate crimes nearly doubled in 2021.

In all, the NYPD received 538 reports of hate crimes last year – up 96% from the 275 in 2020.

On Friday, Bragg called anti-Asian hate “intolerable” and added, “We will not stand for it.”

“Our [Asian American and Pacific Islander] brothers and sisters have been spit upon, coughed at, told to go back home,” he said. “In my office we are deepening our capacity.”