Upsurge in NYC Hate Crimes Targets Jewish Communities

There were 55 hate crimes reported in NYC this year as of Feb. 17, an increase of 72 percent over the same period last year, the NYPD said. Anti-Semitic crimes made up almost two-thirds of that, for a total of 36 crimes reported so far this year, compared with 21 last year.

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Recidivism Rates High Among Federal Offenders: Study

Nearly 64 percent of federal offenders who had been convicted of violent offenses and were released in 2005 were rearrested for a new crime or for a violation of their supervision conditions within the next eight years, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reports. That compared to a rearrest rate of 39.9 percent by nonviolent offenders.