New FBI Data Shows Rise in Hate Crimes
The FBI’s 2016 data documents an increase in hate crimes nationwide. The FBI found hate crimes rose nearly 5 percent in 2016. To increase understanding of the data, ADL announced a first-of-its-kind, interactive hate crime map that gives users the ability to navigate hate crimes data and laws at the national, statewide and city level.
Anti-Semitic Incidents Continue to Surge in 2017
ADL’s latest data shows that anti-Semitic incidents remain significantly higher in 2017 compared to 2016. ADL counted 1,299 incidents across the United States in the first three quarters of this year, which represents a 67 percent year-over-year increase and already exceeds the 1,266 incidents reported all of last year. There was a distinct increase after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, and school bullying incidents have more than doubled.