UK report shows slight rise in anti-Semitic incidents

February 10, 2013 10:49

LONDON --- A report by the Community Security Trust (CST) on anti-Semitic incidents in the UK shows a slight rise of 5%  in 2012 (640 incidents) compared to 2011.

A  total of  640 incidents were reported against 608 in 2011.

According to the report, the total of 640 incidents included 100 reported under a new exchange program with the Metropolitan Police Service, whereby CST and MPS exchange all anti-Semitic incident reports received by either agency, in full anonymity, throughout the year.

“This contributed to a 55 per cent rise in anti-Semitic incidents recorded by CST in the capital, alongside the 5 per cent national rise. Without these 100 ‘extra’ recorded incidents, a like-for-like comparison with the 2011 figures would suggest an 11 per cent fall in real terms in the UK-wide anti-Semitic incident total for 2012,” the CST, which has recorded anti-Semitic incidents on behalf of the Jewish community since 1984, said.

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