Massive 82% spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City, NYPD finds

Massive 82% spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York City, NYPD finds
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The New York Police Department has reported an 82% increase in antisemitic hate crimes in the city in the first three months of 2019.

The statistics, released on Thursday, also showed a 67% increase in overall hate crimes in New York City over the same period.

The Anti-Defamation League’s 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, published earlier this week found that there was an even bigger rise of antisemitic hate crime in New York State of 170% from the third to the fourth quarter of 2018.

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In the latest in the ongoing series of incidents of harassment and assault against Jews in New York, a passerby spat at and cursed a Jewish man in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The incident which was captured on video and published on social media.

“The data released by NYPD today is deeply disturbing and should serve as an important reminder to all of us that we must continue to be vigilant in the face of hate,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL NY/NJ regional director.

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