Each year, ADL’s Center on Extremism tracks incidents of antisemitic harassment, vandalism, and assault in the United States. Since 1979, we have published this information in an Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. Antisemitic incidents tracked in the 2021 Audit of Antisemitic Incidents reached an all-time high of 2,717 in the United States last year – an average of more than seven incidents per day and a 34 percent increase year over year, including assaults, harassment and vandalism.
2021 NEW YORK ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS
ADL documented 416 antisemitic incidents across New York State. The incidents documented by ADL represented a 24% increase relative to incidents reported in 2020, when ADL recorded 336 incidents in the state, and accounted for an astounding 15% of the total reported antisemitic incidents across the country. In addition, ADL saw notable increases in incidents of antisemitic harassment, vandalism, and incidents involving swastika symbols in New York last year. Taken together, these incidents increased by 20% in 2021
2021 NEW JERSEY ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS
ADL documented 370 antisemitic incidents across New Jersey – the highest number ever recorded by ADL in the state and the second-highest number recorded in any state across the country last year. These 370 incidents in New Jersey constitute 14% of the total number of antisemitic incidents recorded across the United States last year.The 2021 data appear to represent a return to pre-pandemic trends, though the 370 incidents recorded in New Jersey still significantly exceeds the previous record high number of incidents, which was 345 in 2019. According to the data, New Jersey experienced increases in antisemitic incidents across all three main categories compiled by ADL – harassment, vandalism and assault.
Read and learn more from our Regional press release about ADL’s Center on Extremism’s findings on antisemitic incidents:
Click here to read the full national report: Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2021
ADL encourages all members of the public to report incidents of antisemitism to local law enforcement and directly to ADL here: www.adl.org/reportincident.