Report: Anti-Semitic incidents rise in NYC

The numbers in Brooklyn were significantly higher than the other four boroughs, with 87 incidents on record.

The numbers in Brooklyn were significantly higher than the other four boroughs, with 87 incidents on record. (7/26/13)

BROOKLYN - Alarming new numbers show a spike in anti-Semitic incidents across the city, according to a report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

The league, which released its annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents from 2012, reported that New York state has the highest number of reported anti-Jewish acts in the country.

There were a total of 172 acts of anti-Semitism reported in all five boroughs last year, compared to 127 the year before.

The numbers in Brooklyn were significantly higher than the other four boroughs, with 87 incidents on record.

The interim director of the ADL says that it's natural that there is a higher number of anti-Semitic acts in areas where more Jewish people live. But he says the bottom line is that the statistics show that Jewish people continue to be targeted in Brooklyn.

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