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Antisemitic Crimes

Question

We would like to know about antisemitic crimes and non-criminal recorded by Avon and Somerset Constabulary in January, February and March this year.

We would be grateful if you could search for crimes and non-criminal incidents in your CRIS using the following whole keywords (i.e. not parts of words, but whole words, so that when you search for “Jew”, entries containing “jewellery” are not returned). Since use of all the keywords might prevent you from answering this FOI request due to excessive cost, please only use the keywords (starting at the top) that can be used without incurring excessive cost.

The keywords are:

  • Jew/Jews/Jewish/Judaism
  • Semite/Semitic/Semitism
  • Antisemite/Antisemitic/Antisemitism
  • Yid/Yids/Yiddo/Yiddish

In your response, please advise which keywords you were able to include, and for the totality of your search, please advise in each month separately:

  1. The total number of antisemitic crimes recorded;
  2. The total number of antisemitic violent crimes recorded which fell into the Home Office categories of “homicide”, “violence with injury” and “racially or religiously aggravated assault without injury”;
  3. The total number of antisemitic crimes that resulted in charges being brought; and
  4. The total number of antisemitic non-criminal incidents recorded.

Ideally, please provide a table with the following headings:

  • Month
  • Number of antisemitic crimes recorded
  • Number of antisemitic crimes involving allegations of violence
  • Number of antisemitic crimes resulting in charges being brought
  • Number of antisemitic incidents reported

Answer

A search has been completed using a text search of the report summaries using the keywords supplied above. Please find the requested information in the table below.

 

Month/Year

Crime

Non-Crime

Total

Violence Against the Person

Positive Outcome

Jan 2014

1

 

1

1

 

Feb 2014

1

 

1

1

 

Mar 2014

 

1

1

 

 

Apr 2014

1

 

1

1

 

Jun 2014

1

 

1

 

 

Jul  2014

1

2

3

1

 

Aug 2014

1

1

2

1

 

Sep 2014

1

1

2

1

1

Nov 2014

 

1

1

 

 

Dec 2014

1

1

2

1

 

Jan 2015

1

1

2

 

 

Mar 2015

 

2

2

 

 

Apr 2015

1

3

4

 

 

May 2015

1

 

1

 

 

Jun 2015

3

1

4

3

 

Aug 2015

2

 

2

2

1

Sep 2015

 

1

1

 

 

Oct 2015

1

 

1

 

 

Nov 2015

1

 

1

1

 

Feb 2016

1

 

1

1

 

Mar 2016

1

 

1

1

 

May 2016

1

 

1

1

 

Total

21

15

36

16

2

 

FOI Ref: 710/16

Date Of Request: 12.05.16