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Jewish Groups Angry After FBI Data Misses Antisemitic Hate Crimes

posted on December 15, 2022

Arno Rosenfeld of The Forward reports that Jewish leaders are criticizing the FBI for releasing data on hate crimes that they say undercount antisemitic incidents in 2021. The FBI releases hate crime statistics each year but recently transitioned to a new system that led to a drop in participation from local law enforcement agencies. The non-participating agencies hailed from some of the states with the highest Jewish populations, including New York and Florida. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said, “The failure by major states and cities across the country to report hate crime data essentially – and inexcusably – erases the lived experience of marginalized communities across the country.”

Read at The Forward