Feb 27, 2018

Anti-Semitic incidents surged in 2017

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. rose by 57 percent in 2017 marking the largest single-year increase on record and the second-highest number reported since tracking began in 1979, according to an annual report published by the Anti-Defamation League.

  • There were 1,986 total incidents in 2017, an increase of 719 from 2016.
  • Anti-Semitism spiked 94% in K-12 schools and 89% on college campuses.
  • For the first time since 2010, there was an incident in every state, including more than 100 incidents in California, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
  • Vandalism saw an increase of 86%, which the ADL called particularly concerning because it indicates "perpetrators feel emboldened enough to break the law."

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