Antisemitic hate crimes surge 45% in NYC in 2024: NYPD data

Anti-Semitic hate crimes have jumped 45% this year, according to police data obtained by The Post on Wednesday — as the New York City Police Department announced it would increase patrols of synagogues for Passover.

There have been 96 anti-Semitic incidents reported across the Big Apple so far in 2024, compared with 66 during the same period last year, according to police department statistics.

This alarming figure accounts for anti-Semitic crimes that occurred between January 1 and April 14, months after Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel on October 7, 2023.

“The October 7th terrorist attack forever changed the public safety landscape, and we are still feeling the repercussions of that terrible day,” Police Commissioner Edward Caban said Wednesday at a pre-Passover security briefing. Ta.

So far in 2024, 96 anti-Semitic incidents have been reported across the Big Apple, compared to 66 during the same period last year. christopher sadowski

Those attacks included a Feb. 11 assault in which maniac Obadiah Lashley allegedly struck a 25-year-old man in the head with a baseball bat on Staten Island after arousing a “dirty Jew,” police said. was also included.

Police said Lashley, 29, who was unknown to the victim, fled the scene.

He was then collared and charged with hate crime/assault, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, aggravated harassment and menacing.

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Since October 7th, hate crimes against Jewish New Yorkers have skyrocketed.

Two weeks earlier, a creepy, hateful man ripped off 42-year-old David Kent’s yarmulke and threw it on an Upper West Side street, according to police and video.

“Fake Jew” and “f—-t!” Kevin Dunlop, 28, allegedly shouted before grabbing Kent’s kippah.

Dunlop, who was arrested by police with a gravity knife attached to his key chain, was charged with hate crime and criminal mischief in possession of a weapon.

Caban announced Wednesday that police will patrol synagogues during events and prayers in time for Passover, which begins next week.

“Jews who openly identify as Jews should not have to feel insecure, insecure, or fearful,” NYPD Chief Chaplain Alvin Kass also said at a news conference Wednesday.

“It’s hard to imagine that anti-Semitism is still alive and well thousands of years later,” he added.

Additional reporting by Tina Moore