(April 12, 2022 / JNS) Anti-Semitic crimes fell slightly in New York City from February to March, but remain high compared to 2021, according to official statistics from the New York City Police Department.
In the latest monthly report, which was released last week, hate crimes against Jews were up 92 percent, going from 12 incidents in March 2021 to 23 incidents in March 2022. In February, the NYPD reported 56 incidents of anti-Semitism across the city.
The rise in incidents of Jew-hatred comes amid an overall increase in crime across the five boroughs. The NYPD says crime rose more than 36 percent last month as compared to a year ago.
“The NYPD will continue to provide fair, effective and responsive policing that best reflects the needs of the communities we serve,” said Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “But the NYPD needs the steadfast commitment of all its partners, pulling in the same direction, to realize our goal of public safety for every New Yorker.”
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