(NewsGlobal.com)- According to newly released supplementary data, the FBI discovered that antisemitic attacks increased from 324 in 2020 to 814 in 2021.
Because it was revealed that large cities with sizable Jewish demographics did not disclose their statistics, the FBI came under intense criticism from Jewish organizations when it first issued its 2021 hate crime report.
The data showed there were 109 reports of antisemitic attacks, an increase of 16% from the previous year. Despite earlier reports of just 7,262 hate crimes, the Anti-Defamation League now reports 10,840 instances, the most significant number in almost two decades.
The FBI’s statement accompanying the report echoed its earlier justification for the initial absence of data, stating the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) implemented in 2015 made it more challenging for police agencies in particular areas to provide data.
When the initial study was issued, Jewish groups pointed out that big cities with considerable Jewish populations were conspicuously missing, such as New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. There was worry that crimes were grossly underreported due to the absence of statistics from these agencies.
According to Kenneth Marcus, director and head of Human Rights Law at Louis D. Brandeis Institute, this new data shows a rise in hate crimes under the current administration. He was happy that the Biden administration is presenting more accurate statistics.
Marcus Said When civilians provide the FBI with false information, they face prosecution, but when the FBI does the same thing, they want a second chance.
According to the FBI’s website on the subject, law enforcement organizations voluntarily agree to submit information via the Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s (UCR) Hate Crime Statistics on offenses motivated by prejudice.
As a result of this collaborative effort, law enforcement can better identify and record hate crimes with the passage of the Hate Crime Statistics Act by Congress in 1990.