Hate crimes surge in NYC, attacks on Jews almost double

190124-nypd-car-new-york-cs-232p_a7399a65d023761def1e1f0c904b0550.fit-2000wSource: NBC News

By Tom Winter
The number of hate crimes in New York City jumped by 64 percent this year, officials said Tuesday, fueled by a major spike in attacks on Jews.

The New York Police Department recorded 184 hate crimes through June 2 — up from 112 in 2018 — during a period when the city experienced a continued reduction in overall crimes.
Of the 184 incidents, 110 targeted Jews, up from 58 in 2018.

There were 18 attacks motivated by the victim’s sexual orientation — up from 15 in 2018 — and 18 targeting victims who are black, up from 14, the NYPD said.

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