Anti-Semitic Attacks Reach Record Levels

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 99 months ago
Anti-Semitic Attacks Reach Record Levels

Attacks on Jewish people in Britain reached record levels in 2009, with London seeing the biggest rise. Figures released by the Community Security Trust show a 69% increase on from 2008, with 460 incidents recorded in London last year. The problem has become so acute that a group of volunteers in Stamford Hill have set up their own security patrol, Shomrim, to help maintain community safety, a move criticised by local police. A year ago we reported that the early '09 Gaza offensive had spiked a wave of anti-Semitic attacks across the capital; these troubling figures confirm that history's oldest hatred won't be disappearing any time soon.

Last Updated 05 February 2010