ADL Audit: Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported In DC Region In 2010 Remain Level

| October 4, 2011

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following a consistent trend over the last several years, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the DC region remained constant in 2010, with a total of 53 incidents of assaults, vandalism and harassment reported during the calendar year, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released today, found that the number of anti-Semitic incidents increased nominally in 2010, to a total of 53 incidents, compared to 52 incidents reported in 2009.

The ADL Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents tracks incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and community institutions across the U.S., using reports and data gathered by the League's 30 regional offices and law enforcement.

"Although we take comfort that the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the DC region did not increase in 2010, we are acutely aware that even one incident is too many, and that each and every incident is not just an attack on an individual, but on the entire community," said David C. Friedman, ADL's Washington, DC Regional Director. "Despite our region's efforts to educate, to raise awareness, and to legislate, anti-Jewish incidents remain a negative presence in the lives and experience of the Washington, DC region's Jewish community."

The 2010 Washington, DC Regional Office's ADL Audit identified:

45 cases of anti-Semitic harassment, threats, and events;
8 cases of anti-Semitic vandalism;
0 physical assaults on Jewish individuals.

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