Incidents involving Jews numbered 922 yet only 12 were considered aggravated assaults or 1%. Anti-Muslim incidents numbered 186 yet 17 were
considered aggravated assaults or 9%
Furthermore simple assaults were 65 for Jews and almost as many for Muslims with 46.
The only other statistic is that there were 201 cases of "intimidation" for Jews and 69 for Muslims.
Seems to me like this is an incredibly inflated number. The remaining incidents, 621
for Jews, 49 for Muslims, are unclassified. What accounts
for all of these unclassified incidents?
It could easily be argued that the number of incidents involving Jews is so high simply because they complain the most. What are these 621 incidents?
Did a fat guy fart too close to a Jew at a Mets game, the obvious motivation being antisemitism?
And what qualifies an action as a "hate crime"? If one were to say "you stupid Jew" is that a hate crime? How about you "retarded Muslim"?
Not even sure what they mean by "intimidation". That seems so incredibly arbitrary.
So if we total the two most relevant categories "aggravated assault" and "simple assault", we come up with 77 for Jews and 63 for Muslims.
Depending on one's motivation, the same data can be spun to draw very different conclusions. This is ridiculous.
edit on 29-1-2012 by
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