“Once again, the FBI hate crime statistics confirm what the Jewish community knows all too well”

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Jews Top Target of Hate Crimes in 2019
by Charles Fain Lehman
November 16, 2020

American Jews were the religious group most targeted by hate crimes in 2019, the FBI reported Monday, facing more than 60 percent of anti-religious bias incidents. The number of anti-Semitic hate-crime incidents rose 14 percent in 2019, data from the bureau’s annual hate-crime statistical report show, with police departments reporting 953 events and 1,032 victims. That is 82 more incidents than in 2018, continuing a rising trend over the past half decade. Jews were in fact a leading target of hate crimes overall, regardless of motivation…The shocking increase in reported bias incidents sums up a year in which a high-profile synagogue shooting and a spate of anti-Semitic violence in New York City took place. READ MORE

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