Anti-Semitic incidents up 13% in Maryland

March 04, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

WASHINGTON -- Anti-Semitic incidents reported in Maryland last year increased by 13 percent, from 62 in 1995 to 70 in 1996, the Anti-Defamation League said.

Maryland had the seventh-highest number of reported incidents in the nation, the ADL said. Nationally, the number of incidents -- such as vandalism and anti-Semitic slurs -- decreased by 7 percent.

Reported incidents increased by 62 percent (from 34 to 55) in the District of Columbia and by 81 percent (from 27 to 49) in Virginia, the ADL reported.

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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