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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Anti-Semitic incidents jumped 27-percent in New York last year, according to a new report.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says there were 248 incidents statewide in 2012.

172 of those incident were in New York City, according to the statistics released on Monday.

"Jews are still being targeted in significant numbers across New York State," added Gregg Mashberg, ADL New York Regional Board Chair.

The report compiled incidents of assault, harassment and vandalism. New York had the most anti-Jewish incidents in the country last year, according to the report.

"It is disturbing that we saw almost a 30 percent uptick in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents across the state," said Etzion Neuer, ADL Acting New York Regional Director. "The sharp increase of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents is a reminder that we are still not immune to anti-Semitism."

There were 87 reported incidents in Brooklyn alone. Long Island had 56 incidents.

The ADL counted 927 incidents across the United States last year, including 17 assaults.

Among the incident compiled in the report:

  • A Jewish educational institution received voicemails warning all Jews the nuclear Holocaust is coming and threatening to "execute all Jews."
  • Swastikas were spray-painted on multiple Jewish community buildings and other locations in Brooklyn
  • A swastika and the phrase "F*** the Jewish" were found on playground equipment in a public park
  • The Kingston Avenue subway station contained graffiti "The world would be much better off if all of the Jews were lampshades." Also "Hitler was right re the Jews"
  • A Holocaust Memorial Park was defaced with the word "f***" and a star of David was spray painted
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