PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — There were a record number of anti-Semitic events in Pennsylvania last year, reflecting what is happening nationwide.

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According to the Anti-Defamation League, incidents nationwide rose 36% last year compared to 2021. In Pennsylvania, incidents rose by 65%.

The Anti-Defamation League states that Pennsylvania has some of the largest chapters of white supremacist groups. These groups are seen using anti-Semitic incidents to not only intimidate minority groups, but also as a recruiting tool.