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According to the results of a survey, the physical fear of hate crimes has intensified among older Asians in the United States after the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to a joint investigation report by the non-profit organization Stop AAPI Hate and the American Retirees Association on the 29th (local time), the number of Asians reported to this group from March 2020, when the pandemic was in full swing, to the end of last year Hate crimes totaled 1905 cases.

Of these, 824 were hate crimes against people over the age of 60.

Many of these older people, particularly those targeted by hate crimes, "have a feeling that the United States is becoming a more physically dangerous place for Asians," the report said. "I feel threatened," he said.

“Hate crimes in Asia are instilling more fear and concern about violence among Asian Americans living in densely populated urban areas.”

According to the report, 57.6% of older Asians exposed to hate crimes experienced verbal insults or bullying, and 26.2% were physically assaulted.

In addition, 65.5% of the victims of hate crimes of Asian descent reported stress, which is very high compared to 24.2% of all Asian seniors who were in a state of mental stress, the report pointed out.

“The mental health problems of older Asians are often undetected due to systemic, linguistic and cultural barriers,” the report said. We can help you with an appropriate program to solve it.”

In the United States, hate crimes against Asians, which intensified during the pandemic, are pointed out as a serious social problem.

US President Joe Biden will invite BTS to the White House on the 31st to discuss countermeasures against hate crimes and discrimination against Asians.