Despite only accounting for less than two percent of the population, American Jews are the target of some 58 percent of all religiously motivated attacks in the U.S., newly released FBI statistics show.
Jews were also the third most attacked group overall, the data showed. Anti-Jewish attacks followed anti-black, anti-White, and anti-LGBT attacks in terms of ranking.
Of the religiously motivated hate crimes, fully 676 were committed against Jews, some 58% of all such attacks and 9% of the total number of hate crimes committed across the US in 2020.
Although still high, the 2020 numbers are marginally lower than those of 2019, when anti-Jewish attacks constituted 63% of all religiously motivated hate crimes and 13% of all hate crimes nationwide
A total of 53 percent of incidents targeting Jews in 2020 involved destruction, damage, or vandalism of property; A third were instances of