Anti-Defamation League Reports Anti-Semitic Incidents Have Increased Significantly Since November 2016

 In Anti-Semitism   Last Updated: May 12, 2019

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which tracks and monitors anti-Semitic incidents in the United States recorded 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 and 1,986 in 2017, the third and second highest number of incidents in a calendar year respectively since recording began 40 years ago.

The 2017-2018 numbers on average are 85% higher than the average annual incidents between 2009-2016 under President Obama.


The ADL also reported an 86% increase in anti-Semitic incidents when comparing the first three months of 2017 compared to the first three months of 2016 (541 incidents in 2017 compared to 291 in 2016).


Anti-Semitic incidents increased by 34% from 2015 to 2016, but much of this increase can be attributed to a spike in November and December of 2016.


Source: ADL (see below citations)




U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike 86 Percent So Far in 2017 After Surging Last Year, ADL Finds.” Anti-Defamation League. N.p., 24 Apr. 2017. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.



"Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents: Year in Review 2018." Anti-Defamation League, 30 April 2019. Report. 12 May 2019.
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