Hate Crimes Against Jews Up Sharply In Britain, Audit Finds

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The Times of Israel reports: A report on anti-Semitism in Britain published Sunday found that hate crimes against Jews rose sharply in the past two years, with a 50 percent increase in violent crimes, while police have been charging fewer perpetrators.

The National Antisemitic Crime Audit from the non-governmental group Campaign Against Antisemitism said that nearly 1,000 incidents were reported in 2015, representing a 25.7% increase in anti-Jewish crimes on 2014, and making it the worse year on record.

Data collected from all of the country’s police forces showed that during 2014, UK police forces recorded 746 anti-Semitic crimes; that figure rose to 938 in 2015.

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