anti Semitic crime in Barnet

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3274
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many such incidents have there been in Barnet since the recent fighting in Gaza began;  and how do those figures compare to the  equivalent period in the previous  year?

Answer

Answer for anti Semitic crime in Barnet

Answer for anti Semitic crime in Barnet

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please find below the number of anti-Semitic crimes recorded in Barnet for the period June 2014 - August 2014 and comparable months in previous year.

It is never acceptable for people in London to face an attack on the basis of their faith or race. Reducing hate crime is a key priority and MOPAC will be launching a Hate Crime Reduction Strategy in the Autumn.

I absolutely condemn the recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents and have discussed this issue with the Commissioner. Each Borough Commander has put in place a reassurance and preventative policing plan, and circulated the dates of the Jewish Holy days to Community Safety Units and Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

Month in 2013

Barnet - Anti-Semitic  crimes

Month in 2014

Barnet - anti-Semitic crimes

Jun-13

1

Jun-14

6

Jul-13

2

Jul-14

16

Aug-13

3

Aug-14

12

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