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Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 905660, tabled on 21 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, assessment he has made of recent trends in anti-semitic hate crime.

Answered on

4 June 2018

The Government condemns all forms of hate crime including antisemitism. Nobody should be attacked because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability. In July 2016, we published Action Against Hate: The UK Government’s Plan for Tackling Hate Crime, which we will be refreshing this year.

We work closely with the police and the Community Security Trust (CST), who are members of the Cross Government Working Group on Tackling Antisemitism, alongside other Jewish stakeholders. In their recent report, the CST recorded 1,382 antisemitic incidents reported across the UK in the 2017, a 3 per cent increase from the 1,346 incidents recorded during 2016.

Individual police forces collate and analyse intelligence on the number of antisemitic incidents, in order to inform local operational decisions and to provide adequate protection at times of demand. The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) analyses this intelligence to inform forces of any emerging challenges.

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