(Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP)

(Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty Images/AFP)

By Jeremy Sharon - May 4, 2019

The New York Police Department has reported an 82% increase in antisemitic hate crimes in the city in the first three months of 2019.

The statistics, released on Thursday, also showed a 67% increase in overall hate crimes in New York City over the same period.

The Anti-Defamation League’s 2018 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, published earlier this week found that there was an even bigger rise of antisemitic hate crime in New York State of 170% from the third to the fourth quarter of 2018.

In the latest in the ongoing series of incidents of harassment and assault against Jews in New York, a passerby spat at and cursed a Jewish man in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The incident which was captured on video and published on social media.

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