ADL's Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents Reveals the Scope of a Growing Threat

2017 Impact Report

When it comes to addressing any problem, knowledge is power. That’s why ADL has counted and reported anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. annually since 1979. This vigilance enabled us to call out an alarming 57% increase in these incidents in 2017.  Early in that year, a surge in bomb threats to Jewish institutions left many Americans wondering if they were witnessing a new wave of anti-Semitism.  The widespread media coverage garnered by the 2017 report helped shine a much-needed spotlight on the scale of anti-Semitism in America and underscored the need for different factions of society to come together in combating this renewed threat.

Anti-Semitic incidents increased 57% from 2016 to 2017
In 2017 there was at least one A/S incident in every state

Bomb Threats Made to Jewish Institutions in 2017

The total number of bomb threats made was 167 in 40 states including Washington, D.C.
The total number of institutions targeted was 129.
The total number of Jewish day schools that received threats was 19.
The total number of ADL offices that received bomb threats was 5.

See a complete list of bomb threats in Q1 2017.

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