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Addressing hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
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Combating Hate Crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is committed to addressing the increase in AAPI hate crimes.

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What is a hate crime?

What is a hate crime?

In the simplest terms, a hate crime must include both “hate” and a "crime."


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Combating hate crimes is one of the Department of Justice’s highest priorities. In this effort to
fight bias and hate, the DOJ created this website as a centralized portal for all its hate
crimes resources for law enforcement, media, researchers, victims, advocacy groups,
and other interested organizations and individuals. Use these resources to learn more about
hate crimes, encourage hate crime reporting, and make America safer for all.

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