ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents decline for 4th straight year in US

June 2, 2009 09:18

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued on Monday, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and community institutions in 2008, representing a seven-percent decline from the 1,460 incidents reported in 2007. Anti-Semitic incidents last peaked in 2004, when the ADL reported 1,821 incidents in the US.

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