12:11 9 October
New York City Sees Hate Crime Rise
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New York City, United States Of America
Anti-Semitic incidents have been the most repeated attacks this year, NYPD reports.
Hate crimes in New York City continue to rise, mainly driven by a spike in anti-Semitic incidents, but also by assaults against white people, attacks on black people, and sexual orientation accidents as per data published by the New York Police Department on Tuesday.
Figures collected by NYPD authorities indicate that the city reported 323 hate crimes from 1 January to last Sunday, up 33% from 243 reports in the same period in 2018.
Anti-Semitic incidents are the most common hate crimes, up 53% this year from 111 incidents in the same period in 2018 to 170.
"If you look at the types of crime it's still anti-Semitic which fuels the whole thing said NYPD Chief Detective Dermot Shea at a news conference to address crime statistics.
NYPD data also shows that this year the city has had 25 anime-motivated crimes against white people, a rise of 92% compared to 13 cases in the same timeframe last year. Hate crimes targeting black people have so far risen by 7% to 31 incidents this year, compared with 29 cases in the same timeframe in 2018. Hate crimes motivated by the sexual orientation of victims so far in 2019 increased 8 percent to 42 incidents compared to 39 incidents in the same timeframe last year.
At Tuesday's news conference, NYPD Police Commissioner Terence Monahan said more officers would be deployed to Jewish houses of worship for the holiday of Yom Kippur starting Tuesday night.
"Our counter-terrorism unit will going to deploy more than 130 rather odd police officers across the city at multiple synagogues," said Mr. Monahan.