NYPD Hate Crime Task Force records show 27 incidents in all involving Asians, with 24 of them classified as Other Corona starting with the March 10 report of an attack on an Asian New Yorker in Midtown.
Thats a ninefold increase over the three incidents probed in 2019.
Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY NYPD auxiliary officers attend Lunar New Year celebrations in Manhattans Chinatown Friday. Last year saw a record number of bias attacks against Asians in New York City, police statistics show accounting for 10% of all hate crime incidents investigated by the NYPD in 2020.
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