New York City has a crime problem.
According to a report from The New York Post, anti-semitic hate crimes soared 125% in November compared to the same month last year, according to the latest numbers released by the NYPD.
“There were 45 hate crimes inspired by anti-Semitism across the five boroughs last month, compared to 20 in November 2021 — representing a 125% spike,” NYP reports.
“We have normalized hate and I continue to say the biggest spreader of this hate is social media,” Mayor Eric Adams said at an unrelated press conference on Monday. “What social media is doing to normalize hate, to give a platform for hate, to spread hate, it’s just really alarming.”
From The New York Post:
Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in the Big Apple since the beginning of the year, with the most dramatic spike occurring in February, when 56 offenses targeting Jewish residents were reported, up from the 11 recorded that month in 2021.
The city has seen 278 anti-Semitic attacks so far in 2022, compared to 182 at the same time last year, a 52.7% jump, according to NYPD statistics.
More over at The New York Post:
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