THE PROSECUTION - OR LACK THEREOF - OF ANTI-JEWISH HATE CRIMES IN NYC




Jews not only account for the majority of hate crime victims in NYC (by volume and per capita), but Jews are also attacked on average in more than 70% of police precincts - twice the rate of the next most targeted group.


Contrary to common perception, in NYC, the vast majority of perpetrators of anti-Jewish hate crimes are members of other minority groups, not white supremacists.


Since 2018, of 118 potentially trackable individuals arrested for anti-Jewish hate crimes, Americans Against Antisemitism positively identified 84, of which only 1 has been convicted and sentenced to a significant prison term; 15 accepted plea deals that do not appear to involve any prison time; 23 have had hate crime charges removed or criminal charges dropped altogether; 22 are still "pending"; and 23 remain unknown.


As set forth in this report, there are practically no serious consequences to be had or severe punishments to be faced by very violent and hateful criminals who have caused significant physical, emotional, and psychological harm to their victims.


Under the law, lives matter, not as mere political abstractions, but as beings entitled to certain fundamental rights and protections based on our shared humanity and the belief that no life is enriched or protected in an environment in which hate crimes and other bias incidents are investigated and prosecuted disparately, on the basis of political expedience.


Prosecutions—or Lack Thereof—of Hate Crimes in New York City
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