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NYPD: Hate crimes increase 55 percent in NYC since 2016

Posted at 7:21 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 07:21:08-05

NEW YORK – Hate crimes in New York City have spiked 55 percent when compared to the numbers during this time in 2016.

The NYPD says the uptick was driven by a 94 percent surge in crimes that discriminate against Jewish people.

Those crimes include swastikas turning up on the subways. Police have also responded to a bomb threat at Manhattan's Anti-Defamation League.

Since then police have increased patrols at Jewish centers locally and nationally.