Antisemitism

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Conservative, Rutland and Melton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of anti-Semitic assaults recorded in England since October 2014.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Conservative, Rutland and Melton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes of each category were perpetrated against Jewish people and recorded as being anti-Semitic in each police force area in each month since January 2014.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Conservative, Rutland and Melton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistical information her Department has used to establish the extent of, and any recent trends in, crimes against Jewish victims in England since October 2014.

Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office does not hold the requested information. The Home Office do receive data on hate crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales for the five centrally monitored strands (race, religion, sexual orientation,

disability and gender identity) but these data cannot be broken down by religion of the victim. The most recently available data relate to the financial year 2013/14 and can be found at this link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crimes-england-and-wales-2013-to-2014

The Association of Chief Police Officers also publishes data on hate crimes for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These figures separate out the number of crimes that were anti-Semitic. Data for 2013/14 can be found at this link:

http://www.report-it.org.uk/files/acpo_recorded_hate_crime_201314_as_posted.pdf

The Home Office uses a range of additional sources of information from stakeholders in assessing hate crime, including information on anti-Semitic hate crime from the Community Security Trust.

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