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MAP: Tracking Reported Hate Crimes in NYC Since the Election

By DNAinfo staff
November 22, 2016 5:08pm | Updated December 15, 2016 12:09pm

NEW YORK — Hate knows no boundaries.

The NYPD has reported an uptick in reports of hate crimes across the city in the wake of the presidential election, in a troubling trend that federal authorities are also monitoring nationwide.

As of Nov. 27, the NYPD said they had received 34 reports of hate crimes since the election Nov. 8 — an uptick from the number reported during that same period last year.

That included at least 13 incidents involving swastikas as of Nov. 19., police said.

Overall, hate crimes have jumped 30 percent so far this year, police said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a special hate crimes unit to investigate incidents in New York and the District Attorneys in all five boroughs put out a joint statement condemning hate crimes and vowing to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

To date, there has been at least one case of false reporting of hate crimes. Yasmin Seweid, 18, was arrested Dec. 14 and charged with filing a false report after admitting to police that she made up a story about being attacked by three men shouting "Donald Trump," according to her criminal complaint.

DNAinfo New York has created a map to track all hate crimes since the election that we have information to report on: