FBI Hate Crime Report Underreports ‘One of the Biggest Problems’ for US Jewish Community: Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Kevin Hogan
By Kevin Hogan
December 16, 2022US News
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Over 7,000 hate crimes were reported to the FBI in 2021. Experts and the bureau’s director say this figure is flawed. The CEO of the American Jewish Committee, Ted Deutch, said that the FBI report is “woefully inaccurate.” He pointed out that 35 major U.S. cities reported no hate crimes at all in 2021. NTD spoke to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, on what the consequences of underreporting hate crimes are. Cooper said that the FBI hate crime report underreports “one of the biggest problems” for the U.S. Jewish community.

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