Anti-Semitic incidents jumped 27-percent in New York last year, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which says there were 248 incidents statewide in 2012. 172 of those incident were in New York City, according to the statistics released on Monday.
The report compiled incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Jewish incidents in the country last year, according to the report. “It is disturbing that we saw almost a 30 percent uptick in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents across the state,” said Etzion Neuer, ADL Acting New York Regional Director. “The sharp increase of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism.”
There were 87 reported incidents in Brooklyn alone. Long Island had 56 incidents.
Read the full report here.