The number of antisemitic hate crimes in New York City climbed over the previous year, continuing a continuous, unsettling trend.
The updated statistics demonstrate that since Mayor Eric Adams took office in January 2022, the rise in antisemitic crimes has not diminished and may even worsen.
According to police statistics, approximately 250 antisemitic hate crimes were recorded by the authorities in New York City in 2022, according to the Times of Israel.
There were just 11 antisemitic occurrences in December, according to data supplied by the NYPD.
However, the statistics indicate that 263 anti-Jewish hate crimes were reported in 2022, or one every 33 hours on average.
This figure represents a massive increase over the 121 anti-Semitic offenses in 2020 and the 196 incidences in 2021, which more than doubled.
There were 242 anti-Jewish bias occurrences in 2019, the first year the NYPD started categorizing data on hate crime reports differently.
According to the hate crimes dashboard maintained by the police, Jews were the group targeted the last year. Jews were targeted more frequently than all other groups combined in some months. And a sizable portion of the attackers are people of color.
The incidents over the previous year have included everything from physical assault to verbal abuse, property destruction, and anti-Semitic graffiti.
Even though there were fewer murders and shootings in New York City last year, overall crime increased.
The increase has also been seen across the country. The ADL reported 2,717 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2021, a 34% rise from the previous year and the most since it started keeping track in 1979.