Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Addressing Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

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Special Report: Raising Awareness of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 20, 2022, the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, the Department of Justice issued a new guidance document with the Department of Health and Human Services, aimed at raising awareness of hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance provides an overview of the rise of hate crimes and hate incidents during the pandemic, including a surge of hate crimes and hate incidents against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, and several steps that law enforcement, government officials, and others can take to raise awareness of increased hate crimes and incidents, and to use increased awareness as a tool for the prevention of and response to hate crimes.




Victim of a Hate Crime? We Want to Know

FBI: Victim of a Hate Crime? We Want to Know

April 16, 2021

Stop AAPI hate

Combating Hate Crimes against Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

April 1, 2021

Attorney General Garland

Remarks from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the Recent Increases in Bias-Motivated Attacks

March 26, 2021


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The Department of Justice’s Efforts to Combat Hate Crimes Against Asian American and Pacific Island Communities

March 5, 2021

CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

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CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

July 28, 2020

 Listen and Learn (Hate Crime)

Victim Impact: Listen and Learn (Hate Crime)

December 1, 2008


Spotlight Articles

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CRS Responds to Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Recognizing the need to coordinate responses across the country and share information, CRS began meeting with national and local AAPI organizations in early 2020, to address community concerns about the rise in anti-AAPI incidents and individuals’ safety during the pandemic.

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AAPI Heritage Month

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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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COVID-19

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CRS Supports Communities Experiencing COVID-19 Related Tensions and Conflicts

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service's recent work in California illustrates the range of services conciliation specialists can provide to community groups experiencing COVID-19 related tensions and conflicts.

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CRS Responds to Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes at Colleges and Universities

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) supports campus-related community groups as they work to prevent and respond to bias incidents and hate crimes on campuses and in cities throughout the country.

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News on Anti-AAPI Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

The Hate Crimes News page is updated regularly with press releases and statements from the Department of Justice. Below are press releases related to recent anti-Asian bias incidents and hate crimes.

August 4, 2022

Texas Man Sentenced on Hate Crime Charges for Attacking Asian Family


May 26, 2022

District Man Pleads Guilty to Bias-Related Attack of Asian Family in Northwest Washington


April 29, 2022

A Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2022


May 12, 2022

California Man Charged with Bias-Motivated Interference for Disrupting Demonstration Against Asian Hate


March 16, 2022

Statement by President Biden Honoring the Victims of the Fatal Shootings in Atlanta


February 23, 2022

Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime Charges for Attacking Asian Family


February 4, 2022

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders


February 3, 2022

Building Community Trust Is Key to Improving Hate Crime Reporting


October 22, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Discuss Collaborative Asian Community Safety Initiative


October 12, 2021

Texas Man Indicted for Sending Violent Threats to Prominent Maryland Doctor Who Had Been a Vocal Advocate of the COVID-19 Vaccine


October 6, 2021

Readout of Justice Department, HHS Listening Session on the Bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act with Organizations Representing Communities Impacted by Hate


July 14, 2021

NYPD and FBI New York Fight Asian Hate with New Joint Public Awareness Campaign


June 9, 2021

District Woman Sentenced to Prison for Hate Crime Targeting Member of the Asian Community


June 1, 2021

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California Shares Resources for Reporting Anti-Asian Hate Incidents


May 27, 2021

Improving DOJ's Efforts to Combat Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents


May 18, 2021

Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta Speaks in Support of AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate


May 13, 2021

Remarks by FBI San Francisco Special Agent in Charge Craig Fair on Combating Hate Crimes in Oakland Chinatown


May 7, 2021

U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District of Virginia Commemorates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


April 23, 2021

The Justice Department’s Hate Crimes Enforcement and Prevention Initiative Announces Newly Translated Online Hate Crimes Resources


April 20, 2021

U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI and ADL to Host Discussion on Hate Crimes, Hate Incidents and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


April 14, 2021

U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI Urge Public to Report Hate Crimes


April 12, 2021

Southern Illinois U.S Attorney's Office and FBI Springfield Call on Public to Report Hate Crimes


April 2, 2021

Statement by the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Leading a Coordinated Civil Rights Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


March 31, 2021

Joint Statement on Hate Crimes and Acts of Bias Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders


March 30, 2021

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig Regarding Bias-Motivated Violence and Other Civil Rights Violations


March 29, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney Mark J. Lesko, FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Urge the Public to Report Hate Crimes


March 26, 2021

Federal Law Enforcement Leaders Address Hate Crimes and Racism Targeting the AAPI Community


March 25, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney Phil Talbert Offers a Statement of Support for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community Amidst Rising Anti-AAPI Hate Crimes and Incidents


March 25, 2021

U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI Condemn Acts of Violence and Discrimination Targeting Asian Americans


March 23, 2021

Top Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles and Head of FBI Field Office Denounce Hate Crimes and Racism Targeting Asian Americans


March 22, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh and FBI Leaders Condemn Acts of Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders


March 19, 2021

Acting U.S. Attorney and FBI Special Agent in Charge Condemn Anti-Asian Bias and Discrimination


March 19, 2021

San Diego Law Enforcement Leaders Condemn Anti-Asian Hate Crimes


March 19, 2021

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Gonzalez on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Bias Acts


March 18, 2021

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips’ Statement on Hate- and Bias-Related Crimes against Persons of Asian Descent


March 12, 2021

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Gorman on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Bias Acts


March 5, 2021

Readout of The Department of Justice’s Efforts to Combat Hate Crimes Against Asian American and Pacific Island Communities


February 26, 2021

Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin Delivers Remarks on Domestic Terrorism


February 26, 2021

Statement by Pamela Karlan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division



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