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Vast Majority of Antisemitic Hate Crime Perpetrators in NYC Receive No Prison Time

Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images
Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images

In the last four years, only 1 out of 118 suspects arrested in New York City for anti-Jewish hate crimes has been convicted and sentenced to prison time.

This alarming statistic was recently revealed in a study conducted by Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA), which also notes that the “vast majority of perpetrators of anti-Jewish hate crimes are members of other minority groups, not white supremacists.”

“Since 2018, of 118 potentially trackable individuals arrested for anti-Jewish hate crimes, AAA positively identified 84, of which only 1 has been convicted and sentenced to a significant prison term; 15 accepted plea deals that do not appear to involve any prison time; 23 have had hate crime charges removed or criminal charges dropped altogether; 22 are still ‘pending;’ and 23 remain unknown having totally disappeared from criminal court records,” according to the study.

New York has recorded a more than 300% increase in antisemitic hate crimes in the first three months of 2022 compared with last year, according to Tablet.

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