Anti-Defamation League: Antisemitic incidents in New York hit record high in 2022
A new report from the Anti-Defamation League says antisemitic incidents in New York rose to a record high in 2022 -- taking the top spot for incidents reported to the agency nationwide.
The report shows that in 2022, antisemitic crimes were up, hitting a nationwide high of 3,697 incidents.
New York state led the list with 580 reported incidents, of which 72 were reported assaults. Two-thirds of those took place in New York City.
Scott Richman, the regional director for the Anti-Defamation League for New York and New Jersey, says the 25 offices across the country came together to compile the data.
According to the 2022 report, there were 195 incidents in Manhattan, 147 in Brooklyn, 26 in Queens, 15 in the Bronx and 12 in Staten Island.
Out of the 580 antisemitic crimes that happened throughout New York state in 2022, 240 were harassment, 268 were from vandalism and 72 were assaults.
A "heat map" that the ADL updates every year shows how many incidents happened and where they occurred.
Richman says people can Google the ADL Heat Map to find data from 2016 to present. They can also find nationwide statistics for incidents and details.
Richman adds that the ADL hit a new record in terms of assaults, with 111 across the nation. Of those 111, 72 of them took place in New York.
The ADL has 25 offices throughout the country that work to combat hate. It encourages anyone to turn to them to report an incident or even ask for advice on how to handle a specific situation.
Click on this link to access the ADL website.