Anti-Semitism in U.S. Rises for First Time Since 2004

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased for the first time since 2004, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit.

The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents released Tuesday showed that there were 1,239 incidents in 2010, up slightly from the 1,211 reported the previous year. The audit tracks assaults, vandalism and harassment reported during the calendar year in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

The numbers reached a record high in 2004, with 1,821 incidents reported.

Last year, 22 physical assaults, 900 cases of harassment and 317 cases of vandalism were reported.


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