The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCToronto) and Fight COVID Racism developed the final report that the following Canadian statistics were derived from. CCNCTO is the organization hosting Fight COVID Racism, which produced the national report with combined data from Project 1907 and Elimin8hate.
44% of reported Anti-Asian attacks from March 2020 to February 2021 were in BC. BC comprises the largest population of Asian residents (29%) in Canada (source).
48% of the Anti-Asian attacks involve verbal harassment and 13% involved shunning (source).
Of those who reported Anti-Asian attacks between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, 51% were East Asian and 17% were Southeast Asian (source).
Between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, reports of assault (coughed at or spat on) increased by 42% from 2020 (source).
Between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, 71% reported mental distress or emotional harm (source).
Between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, incidents against transgender people increased by 64% (source).
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Between January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, incidents against gender non-conforming or non-binary people increased by 73% (source).
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Chinese are the largest ethnic group (42.8%) that report experiencing hate, followed by Korean (16.1%), Filipino (8.9%), and Japanese (8.2%) (source).
From March 19, 2020 to December 31, 2021, a total of 10,905 hate incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) persons were reported to Stop AAPI Hate (source).
63% of anti-Asian attacks were verbal harassment, with physical assaults being the second largest type of discrimination (16.2%) (source).
Children and young people (ages 0-25 years) account for 26% of all reported hate incidents (source).
21.4% of reports includes avoidance or shunning and 13.9% includes being coughed at or spat on (source).
32% of Asian adults say they have feared someone might threaten or physically attack them – a greater share than other racial or ethnic groups [Black adults (21%), Hispanic adults (16%) or White adults (8%)] (source).
81%, a vast majority of Asian adults, say violence against them is increasing, which surpasses the 56% of all U.S. adults who say the same (source).
There are over 20 million Asians in the US and it is a fast growing population.
The US Asian population recorded the fastest growth rate among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States between 2000 and 2019 (source).
The Asian population in the United States is a diverse group, with origins from more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent (source).
6 origin groups (i.e. Chinese, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese) make up 85% of all Asian Americans (source).
Asian Australian Alliance. (2021). COVID-19 Racism incident report survey comprehensive report 2021. https://asianaustralianalliance.net/covid-19-racism-incident-report-survey-comprehensive-report-2021/
Hsu, J. & Kassam, N. (2022). Being Chinese in Australia: Public opinion in Chinese communities. Lowy Institute. https://interactives.lowyinstitute.org/features/chinese-communities/report
Between April 2, 2020 and June 28, 2021, there were 541 incident reports recorded.
Types of incidents reported (source). Please note: respondents were able to select more than one category and percentages may have been rounded for display purposes.
Those who identified as female (60.1%) were the largest number of respondents, followed by those who identified as male (34.1%). Respondents who identified as self described – i.e. those who did not identify as being female or male – constituted (3.8%) of respondents. (source)
Respondents who identified as having a Chinese cultural background (52%) reported more incidents than other races or ethnic groups, followed by Vietnamese (8.38%), Malaysian (4.5%), Korean (6.5%), Singaporean (2.1%) and Filipino (3.2%). Note that respondents were able to select multiple cultural backgrounds and identities. (source)
Australia is home to more than 1.2 million Chinese-Australians.
Chinese-Australians make up 5% of the Australian population and Mandarin has become the second-most spoken language in the country (source).
In both 2020 and 2021, one in five Chinese-Australians (18%) had been physically threatened or attacked because of their Chinese heritage (source).
One in three respondents (34%) reports having been treated differently or less favourably in 2021 because of their Chinese heritage (source).