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Safe Communities

In recent years, crime and violence in Arab society have increased to unprecedented levels, with over 50% of violent crime in Israel effecting Arab citizens. Coupled with a history of under-policing and tense relations with the Israeli police, Arab communities are struggling to provide personal safety for their residents. In this field, the Abraham Initiatives runs models for community action and community-based policy. Through building capacity in local Arab leadership and educating Israel's National Police, the Abraham Initiatives has over a decade of the experience necessary to build safer communities.

Crime and violance in the Arab society affects the life of every Arab citizen in Israel. 2023 was the bloodiest year in Israel’s history in terms of crime and violence in Arab society: 244 Arab citizens lost their lives under circumstances of crime and violence. That’s more than double that in the previous year, That is a state of emergency.

The Abraham Initiatives tracks the number of victims in order to promote awerness of policy makers and the general public.

The report of crime and violance victims for 2023 is available here.

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