(January 31, 2020 / JNS) The Anti-Defamation League just launched an online searchable database that helps track anti-Semitic incidents against Jews that have taken place throughout the United States.
The “ADL Tracker” will be regularly updated to provide the most recent information available on cases of anti-Semitic vandalism, harassment and assaults reported to or detected by the ADL. Incidents are transferred to ADL’s H.E.A.T. Map, which “provides comprehensive statistics on domestic instances of anti-Semitism, extremism and terrorism, and allows users to drill down on the data by geographic location,” according to the ADL.
“We are making all of our available data on anti-Semitic incidents available in as close to real time as possible so that anyone can, at a glance, see the activity taking place around the country and in localities nearby,” said ADL national president and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “With anti-Semitic incidents becoming more prevalent nationwide, it is essential that we provide immediate and reliable data to the public.
“This tool will enable to the public to see that we are aware of and tracking anti-Semitic incidents,” he continued. “We urge members of the public to notify us immediately if something has happened that has not yet been reported.”
Data can be filtered by state and keyword, and include both criminal and non-criminal acts of anti-Jewish vandalism, harassment and assault.
ADL uses a number of sources to gather incident reports, including the law enforcement, media reports, reports submitted through ADL’s incident response form, and incidents reported directly to any of the ADL’s 25 offices across America.
Information about incidents are gathered and analyzed by ADL’s Center on Extremism; the data is also compiled into ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents.
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