- The FBI released the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) 2021 Hate Crimes Statistics, which found there were more than 7,000 hate crimes in 2021, which is 15 percent lower than 2020. According to the FBI data, there were 324 antisemitic hate crimes reported in 2021, less than half the number in 2020.
- The FBI has been widely criticized for the inaccuracy of the report, since hate crime, particularly antisemitism, has elsewhere been reported to be surging.
- The reporting from local agencies is voluntary, and the inaccuracy of the data is attributed to the decline in reporting. While 93 percent of agencies participated in 2020, only 65 percent participated in 2021, and several of the nation’s largest cities, including New York and Los Angeles, did not provide data, while Chicago reported zero. Read More