CST’s 2017 Antisemitic Incidents Report, published today, shows that CST recorded 1,382 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2017, the highest total CST has ever recorded for a calendar year. This is a three per cent increase from the 1,346 incidents recorded during 2016, which was itself a record annual total.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism said: “Any rise in anti-Semitic hate crime is a cause for deep concern for the Jewish community, for other minorities and for all Britons. These figures are simply too high; however Britain remains a stable and great place to be Jewish. It is not an anti-Semitic country and I am confident that the vast majority of people stand beside us in rejecting all hatred”.