According to grim new findings from the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents have been surging in the United States and have recently grown more severe in nature. Incidents lept up from around 1,200 in 2016 to almost 2,000 in 2017. While 2018 saw almost 1,900 incidents, these included 39 assaults, up from 19 assaults in 2017. The assault numbers include the 11 Jews killed at the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the U.S.
Incidents were recorded throughout the nation but they were most prevalent in states with large Jewish populations.