“Statistics from recent years support this assertion, and reveal an increase in racially motivated hate crimes against Asian Americans. Over a five-year period in the 2000s, racially motivated incidents reported at Asian American businesses or places of employment across the United States increased 117%, and increased 100% on college campuses.
This data from earlier in the decade, however, is at odds with recent California statistics that suggest hate crimes are declining. The 2010 California Attorney General’s office annual report on hate crimes and attached press release proclaimed that hate crimes in California dropped by more than 20% in the past year. Former Attorney General and current Governor Jerry Brown described the results as “encouraging,” but cautioned that, “The sheer total of incidents motivated by hate is a reminder of how much harder we need to work to overcome prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance.”
While these statistics are positive, the data is not entirely correct. First, the data considers all hate crimes, not only those committed against Asian Americans. Second, the data is somewhat inaccurate because it only accounts for reported incidents that lead to hate crime prosecution.”
BAP Blog readers, this article is interesting vis a vis Jarred Ha. The prosecution and police behave immorally in his case as well as several other prominent cases discussed.
Source: ‘The Taraval Hate Crime’ by Eugene Lee and Max Mizono (click Download on the right)