United States / 06-12-2016

Jews targeted most in post-election hate crime spree – NYPD

Source: timesofisrael


The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews.

 

There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents during that nearly monthlong period. The anti-Semitic incidents represented a threefold increase from November 2015, The New York Observer reported.

 

In total, hate crimes have increased 35% from 2015, the NYPD’s chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said Monday morning.

 

“We had a huge spike right after Election Day, it’s somewhat slowed a little bit,” Boyce said. “We’re seeing across the board an increase right now.”

 

Besides Jews, other targeted groups included Muslims, whites and the LGBTQ community, according to Boyce.