Police and prosecutors ‘failing to protect British Jews from hate crime’, new data suggests.

Number of anti-Semitic crimes recorded by police increased by 14.9 per cent in 2016

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Campaigners claim that fewer than one in ten of all cases involving hate crimes against Jews saw the perpetrator charged Getty

Police and prosecutors have been accused of betraying British Jews by failing to crack down on anti-Semitic crime.

New research suggests suspected hate offences targeting Jewish victims surged for the third consecutive year in 2016, reaching the worst level on record.

But at the same time the number of charges fell “drastically” – with alleged perpetrators charged in fewer than a tenth of cases, campaigners say.

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