Rising Crime in Israel's Arab Communities: Urgent Concern an...
Rising Crime in Israel's Arab Communities: Urgent Concern and Complex Realities | February 17
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Since 2018, Arab citizens have cited rising rates of violent crime as their biggest community concern. Police-minority relations, economic gaps, and the high percentage of Arab youth neither in higher education nor the workforce are some of the underlying causes of this complex and sensitive issue. This past year, COVID-19 led to further increases due to school closures and economic strain strengthening black-market and organized crime.
Why did crime in Arab society escalate in recent years? What are the challenges related to police enforcement and deterrence? How does this issue affect daily life in Arab communities?