Anti-Semitism in UK hits record high with more Jewish people becoming victims of violent assaults

 – February 1, 2018

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK last year hit an all-time high, with the number of recorded violent assaults rising by more than a third compared to 2016, new figures reveal.

According to a report from the Community Security Trust (CST), there were 1,382 anti-Semitic incidents recorded last year, the highest ever recorded by the monitoring group for a calendar year.

The figure is a 3% increase from 2016, the previous record year for anti-Semitic incidents.

The report does not give a reason for the rise in recorded incidents, but notes there has been an increase in “all forms of recorded hate crime” in the wake of the EU referendum and publicity regarding alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.