It’s the bruise on the Big Apple.
Manhattan, with 199 bias incidents, has led the town’s record rise in hate crimes this yr, NYPD statistics present. Of these, 134 occurred in Midtown’s Manhattan South precinct, in accordance with Compstat figures by Dec. 12.
Brooklyn was subsequent on the sobering scorecard, with 119 hate crimes, adopted by Queens (102), The Bronx (44) and Staten Island (17).
Overall, the town has seen 514 hate crimes thus far this yr, up 98 % from the 260 in 2020, and greater than any yr since 2013, when the division began a tally of hate crimes.
According to detailed NYPD information obtainable for 481 of the crimes, 55 have been felony assaults and 11 have been robberies, information present.
Bias crimes towards Asians rose essentially the most out of any group, with 131 reported instances in 2021 in comparison with 28 the yr earlier than — a galling 368% improve.
But crimes towards Jews continued to steer the hate parade, with 191 incidents in 2021, up 49 % from the 128 in 2020.
“The increase in anti-Semitic bias incidents in our city is unacceptable and our elected leaders need to get serious about investing in real, long-term solutions,” mentioned Leo Ferguson, director of strategic initiatives for Jews For Racial & Economic Justice.
“I’ve never seen it this bad,” mentioned Wellington Chen, government director of Chinatown’s Business Improvement District and a 50-year Big Apple resident. “We have never been so conscious that we are Asian. That is the sadness for us … It’s the opposite of what we should be.”
Wellington Chen mentioned current attitudes in the direction of Asians signify a brand new low.Angel Chevrestt
One of essentially the most horrifying assaults of the final yr got here in April, when ex-con Jarrod Powell was caught on video repeatedly kicking 61-year-old can collector Yao Pan Ma in the pinnacle in East Harlem, cops mentioned.
The assault left Ma in a coma. Powell, 49, was busted on April 27, 4 days after the assault and charged with tried homicide and two counts of assault as a hate crime. He has pleaded not responsible.
The pandemic, the origins of which have been traced to Wuhan, China, has been an obvious set off for most of the unhinged attackers, victims and eyewitnesses mentioned.
Yao Pan Ma was left in a coma after being brutally beat.
Earlier this yr, a deranged man “came straight out of nowhere, started yelling at me and told me to go back to China and to stop bringing the virus here,” mentioned Brooklynite Trung Vuong, a 20-year-old Vietnamese native.
“He told me I wasn’t an American and called me all sorts of names — scumbag – cursing at me,” mentioned Vuong, who didn’t report the incident to cops.
Hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation soared 193 %, from 29 in 2020 to 85 in the identical time interval this yr.
Trung Vuong mentioned he was the sufferer of a racist verbal assault earlier this yr.J.C. Rice
Anti-white crimes climbed to twenty from 10, whereas potential bias crimes towards Hispanics rose to eight from zero the yr prior. There have been 12 Anti-Muslim incidents, up from 4 final yr.
There have been declines in two classes: anti-black crimes, which dropped 14 %, to 30 from 35, and crimes motivated by “religion,” down 33 % from 12 to eight, the NYPD reported.
BIG APPLE BIAS
Hate crimes in the town have surged 98 % this yr (514) in comparison with final yr (260).
- JEWISH /191/128
- SEXUAL ORIENTATION/85/29
- RELIGION/ 8/12
- ETHNIC /7/0
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