“The rising violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Philadelphia is concerning. I am saddened and angered by recent incidents around the country. No one should live in fear in our great city because of their race or ethnicity.

“Hate or violence targeting any community will not be tolerated. Hate crimes must be identified, investigated, and perpetrators must be held accountable.

“We encourage anyone who is a victim of a crime to call 911 to report it and get further assistance, including medical attention and victim services. Non-emergency acts of hate or bias can be reported to the PCHR by calling at 215-686-4670. An anonymous hotline is also available at 215-686-2856.

“The City of Philadelphia is committed to keeping our vibrant AAPI community safe. We see you, we hear you, we stand with you. Hate has no place in our hearts or our city.”