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November 26, 2013 4:27 pm

ADL: New FBI Hate Crime Statistics ‘Seriously Flawed’

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Anti-semitic graffiti in Brooklyn. Photo: Yeshiva World News.

JNS.orgThe Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has questioned the validity of the FBI’s 2012 Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report, the calling it “seriously flawed” for its incomplete numbers.

According to the ADL, more than 25 percent of the nation’s law enforcing agencies failed to provide the FBI with hate crime statistics.

“Due to a deeply disturbing trend of under-reporting and under-participation by law enforcement agencies, including more than a dozen of the largest agencies in the United States, the 2012 Hate Crime Statistics Act report is seriously flawed,” Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, said in a statement.

Nevertheless, in the report, Jews remained by far the largest target of religiously motivated hate crimes. According to the FBI, 59.7 percent of all religious hate crimes in 2012 were anti-Jewish. But overall, hate crimes fell by seven percent from 6,222 incidents in 2011 to 5,796 in 2012.

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