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Behind the Aegis

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Sun Mar 31, 2024, 03:22 AM Mar 31

Anti-Jewish hate crimes quadrupled in San Francisco in 2023 [View all]

Hate crimes targeting Jews more than quadrupled in San Francisco last year compared with 2022, data from the San Francisco Police Department shows, spurred in large part by a dramatic uptick following the Oct. 7 terrorist attack in Israel.

SFPD recorded 23 anti-Jewish hate crimes in the city last year — as many as in the previous five years combined. In 2022, there were five; in 2021, there were eight.

More than half of last year’s hate crimes occurred in October.

The increase after Oct. 7 coincides with national trends for large American cities, according to Brian Levin, professor emeritus of criminal justice at CSU, San Bernardino, and the founder of its Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.v


Screenshot from CCTV footage of the Schneerson Center in San Francisco, Feb. 1, 2023, as an intruder fires blanks into the room during a study session.


SFPD reported anti-Jewish hate crimes 2023. (Photo/Courtesy of SFPD)

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chirp Behind the Aegis Mar 31 #1
K&R DavidDvorkin Mar 31 #2
What hate crimes? sarisataka Mar 31 #3
Surprised it hasn't been worse. shrike3 Mar 31 #4
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