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Report: number of anti-Semitic crimes in the UK over two years by 44%

The results of the report prepared by the British organization Campaign Against Antisemitism, show that over the past two years the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom increased by 44%.

In this document, the National Antisemitic Crime Audit States that in 2016, the UK was committed 1.078 offences anti-Semitic, and every tenth case qualifies as violence.

In 2016, 89 crimes anti-Semitic nature (of 8.3%) led to indictment, and only 17 people have been punished. According to the Campaign Against Antisemitism, the police ignored about 48.9% of the reports of anti-Semitic crimes.

Among these crimes – the attempted arson of a kosher restaurant in Manchester, the persecution of Jews in London and marches supporters of Hizbullah in the streets of the British capital.

A year earlier the British courts had 12 anti-Semitic crimes, three of which qualified as the violence and 17 people were convicted.

In February of this year, the organization, the Community Security Trust, reported a kind of record – 1.309 anti-Semitic incidents for 2016, 36% more than in the previous year.

Report: number of anti-Semitic crimes in the UK over two years by 44%
17.07.2017

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