(February 7, 2019 / JNS) British Jewry reported 16 percent more anti-Semitic incidents in 2018 than in the previous year, breaking the record for the third year in a row, and tripling since 2013.
The Community Security Trust, British Jewry’s largest anti-Semitism watchdog group, reported on Wednesday that the most common type of attack is verbal at 29 percent of attacks, or 483 reported incidents.
In attacks in which victims described their perpetrators, 64 percent were described as European and 37 percent Arab, black or South Asian.
The Community Security Trust noted that violent anti-Semitic assaults were down 17 percent from 2018, with 123 physical attacks reported.
There were 148 incidents directly linked to British Labour Party and the public debate over anti-Semitism sparked by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.