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.
That’s a ninefold increase over the three incidents probed in 2019.
Hiram Alejandro Durán/THE CITY NYPD auxiliary officers attend Lunar New Year celebrations in Manhattan’s 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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