Group: NJ tops list in anti-Semitic hate crimes

June 2, 2009 11:05:26 AM PDT
New Jersey had more anti-Semitic hate crime incidents reported than any other state in 2008. However, the Anti-Defamation League says the number of incidents reported in the U.S. declined for the fourth straight year.

The ADL says there were 238 incidents reported in the Garden State compared to 247 in 2007. However, other states saw fewer anti-Semitic incidents reported last year.

California was second with 226 incidents reported and New York was third with 207.

ADL regional director Etzion Neuer says the number of reports in New Jersey could be inflated compared to others because New Jersey has a large Jewish population.

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Information from: The Record of Bergen County, http://www.northjersey.com

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