A new anti-semitic crime wave is now reportedly overtaking New York City, with crimes against Jews up nearly 300 percent compared to a year ago.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Hate crimes against Jewish New Yorkers nearly tripled in January compared to the same time a year ago, according to NYPD crime data.
Nearly half of last month’s hate crimes in New York City, 15, were anti-Semitic crimes, according to the NYPD. That’s almost three times the four anti-Semitic crimes that were reported in the city in January 2021.
This trend appeared to continue over the weekend, with police attempting to find someone who drew swastikas on two Yeshiva school buses in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
On Friday evening, an individual reportedly ran up behind a 24-year-old man wearing traditional Hasidic Jewish clothing and punched him in the back of his head in an incident that was caught on surveillance footage. That incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
The trend reflects an increase in the overall number of hate crimes that occur in the city, with general hate crimes up 72 percent compared to a year ago.