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Antisemitism

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 219327, tabled on 11 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many anti-Semitic attacks there have been in each part of the UK since 2012.

Answered on

19 February 2019

Hate crimes are unacceptable and the Government is completely committed to tackling them.

In October 2018 the first breakdown of hate crime statistics by religion was released by the Home Office. This data showed that 672 antisemitic hate crimes were recorded by the police in England and Wales in 2017/18. The full hate crime data bulletin for 2017/18 can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/748598/hate-crime-1718-hosb2018.pdf.

The Community Security Trust independently collects its own data on antisemitic attacks in the UK. According to its data, there have been 7742 antisemitic attacks in the UK since 2012, and the highest numbers of attacks have been in London and Greater Manchester.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government