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Antisemitic Incidents

Question

Following our FOI request of 4th/5th January, you advised us that you do not currently log antisemitic incidents separately from other types of racist/religious hate crime.

In responding to our previous FOI request you advised us that you could not search your database for antisemitic incidents as this would require manual analysis which would exceed the statutory cost.

We would therefore be grateful if you could search for non-criminal incidents and crimes using the following keywords, at least some of which should be searchable without exceeding the statutory cost. 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) as can be used without incurring excessive cost.

The keywords are:

  1. Jew/Jews/Jewish/Judaism
  2. Semite/Semitic/Semitism
  3. Antisemite/Antisemitic/Antisemitism
  4. 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 of 2014 and 2015:

  1. The total number of non-criminal incidents recorded;
  2. The total number of crimes recorded;
  3. The total number of crimes involving violence against the person that were      recorded; and
  4. The total number of crimes that resulted in charges being brought.

Ideally, please provide a table with the following headings:

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

Answer

We have conducted a keyword search using the following words: ‘Jew’, ‘Jewish’, ‘Judais’, ‘Semit’ and  ‘Yidi’.

 

Please find the information requested in the tables below: 

Date

Incidents

Crimes

Crimes classed as   Violence Against The Person

Positive Outcome (all   crimes)

Jan-14

 

1

1

 

Feb-14

 

1

1

 

Mar-14

1

 

 

 

Apr-14

 

1

1

 

Jun-14

 

1

 

 

Jul-14

2

1

1

 

Aug-14

1

1

1

 

Sep-14

1

1

1

1

Nov-14

1

 

 

 

Dec-14

1

1

1

 

Jan-15

1

1

 

 

Mar-15

2

 

 

 

Apr-15

3

1

 

 

May-15

 

1

 

 

Jun-15

1

3

3

 

Aug-15

 

2

2

1

Oct-15

 

1

 

 

Total

14

17

12

2

Please note that the total number of crimes is 17, of those, 12 were classed as Violence Against the Person.

 

FOI Reference: 235/16