The Community Security Trust (CST) have released details of the antisemitic incidents figures in the UK to 2012. Their report can be found on our publications page under UK reports. The report shows antisemitic incidents remained at a similar level in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
CST, a charity which monitors antisemitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 299 antisemitic incidents across the country in the first half of 2012, compared to 294 during the first six months of 2011. A further 214 reports of potential incidents were received by CST, but were not deemed to be antisemitic and are not included in this total.
Greater London saw a 48% rise in recorded antisemitic incidents, from 100 during the first half of 2011 to 148 this year. This rise occurred due to increased reporting to CST via a new incident exchange programme between CST and the Metropolitan Police Service, whereby the two agencies swap incident data that has been fully anonymised to comply with data protection requirements.
In Greater Manchester, where CST and Greater Manchester Police have successfully operated an incident exchange programme since the beginning of 2011, the number of antisemitic incidents recorded by CST fell by 38%, from 125 in the first six months of 2011 to 78 in the first half of 2012. This may reflect a genuine fall in the number of incidents, as there has been no apparent change to incident recording patterns or services during that period.
CST has recorded antisemitic incidents in the UK since 1984.