Antisemitic incidents reach all time high

6th February 2020 / NewsBits
  • A record number of 1,805 antisemitic incidents were logged in the UK in 2019, the fourth year in a row figures have hit an all-time high, according to monitoring group the Community Security Trust (CST).
  • Eighty per cent involved abusive behaviour, such as verbal abuse, graffiti or abuse via social media.
  • Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said that 75 years after the end of the Holocaust the figure was a “scourge on us all”. Almost half of antisemitic violent assaults were in Barnet and Hackney in London, and Salford in the north-west.
  • David Delew, the CST’s chief executive, said: “It is clear that both social media and mainstream politics are places where antisemitism and racism need to be driven out, if things are to improve in the future.”


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