BROOKLYN - New York State has ranked first in the nation for the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, New York City alone had 172 anti-Jewish acts reported in 2012, which is up from 127 the previous year.
Out of those crimes last year, 87 of them were reported in Brooklyn.
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News 12 has reported several incidents of hateful graffiti, including swastikas found in Kensington, Willamsburg and Borough Park.