Tuesday, April 1, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League says the number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Florida has dropped for the fourth consecutive year.
According to an ADL audit released Tuesday, there were 68 anti-Semitic incidents in the state last year, mostly in South Florida. That's down from 88 reported in 2012.
The audit includes incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment targeting Jews and Jewish property and institutions. It includes both criminal and non-criminal incidents reported to ADL's Florida office and to law enforcement.
ADL Florida Regional Chair Scott Notowitz says nearly a third of the incidents reported in the state included Nazi imagery.
The ADL says the continuing decline coincides with a decade-long drop in anti-Semitic incidents nationwide. Florida had the fourth-highest number of reported anti-Semitic incidents, behind California, New York and New Jersey.