Anti-Semitic incidents surged nearly 60% in 2017

Updated 11:48 AM ET, Wed February 28, 2018

(CNN)Anti-Semitic incidents in the US surged nearly 60% in 2017, driven in part by an increase in such cases in schools and college campuses, a new report says.

It's the largest single-year increase on record -- and every state reported at least one incident for the first time since at least 2010.
In its annual audit, the Anti-Defamation League found 1,986 cases of harassment, vandalism or physical assaults against Jews and Jewish institutions last year.
That's up from the 1,267 incidents reported in 2016.

The reason

It's difficult to explain why anti-Semitic