Hate crimes in the U.S. in 2020 reached their highest level in the last 12 years, with Black and Asian victims seeing a surge in assaults, according to FBI data.
There were 7,759 total hate crimes reported in 2020, a 6 percent increase from the previous year.
Hate crimes against Black people rose from 1,972 to 2,755 last year, while the number of attacks toward Asians rose from 161 in 2019 to 274, according to FBI data.
Crimes against white Americans also rose, to 773 in 2020 from 643 the previous year.
The data showed the sixth time in seven years that the number of such attacks increased, according to The Washington Post.