Blog – Hate Crime

  • Top Barnet Police Officer examines 17 years of faith hate crime in London

    14 Mar 2018 by CST

    Barnet’s top Police officer, Detective Chief Superintendent (DCS) and Borough Commander Simon Rose, has recently completed a Masters thesis that investigates the solvability factors behind antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate crime. This thesis looks into 17 years’ worth of faith hate crime in London (a sample of 8,690 cases reported to the Metropolitan Police Service, of which 3,967 are antisemitic) and identifies which reporting factors can make a big difference to the outcome of a case by leading to a higher chance of detection (meaning the crime led to either a police caution or charge). It also showed that the specialist training received by CST security volunteers makes a substantial and significant difference to the Police’s ability to identify and charge suspects in antisemitic hate crimes.  

  • HATE CRIME: A guide to those affected

    23 Aug 2017 by CST

    CST is publishing a comprehensive guide for those affected by Hate Crime, co-authored with the Crown Prosecution Service and Tell MAMA, and supported by the Department of Communities and Local Government. The guide provides guidance and advice for victims and witnesses of hate crime on how to navigate the criminal justice system, from how to react to and report a hate crime to understanding the law and processes of the UK court system.

  • When “militant Zionist” just means “Jew”

    12 Apr 2016 by CST

    Antisemitism comes in lots of different guises. It can be blatant, subtle or hidden. It can invent new antisemitic charges, or rely on a reservoir of old antisemitic language and images. Or, sometimes, it just swaps the word “Zionist” for “Jew”, in the naïve hope that doing so will change an antisemitic statement into a political one.

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine receives custodial sentence for incitement to racial hatred

    17 Dec 2015 by CST

    This morning in Southwark Crown Court, Judge Anthony Leonard QC sentenced Joshua Bonehill Paine to a custodial sentence of 3 years and 4 months. Yesterday, on December 16 2015, Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred.   

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine found guilty of inciting racial hatred

    16 Dec 2015 by CST

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine was today found guilty of inciting racial hatred after he published antisemitic material online. In court on Monday 14 December, he was described as an “extremist” who expressed “virulently racist views in respect to the Jewish community”.  

  • New Facebook guidelines for removing hate content

    17 Mar 2015 by CST

    Facebook has published a new set of rules explaining to users what kind of content is not allowed on the site. These include tougher restrictions on hate content and a ban on the use of Facebook by organisations that promote hate.

  • OSCE launches international hate crime website

    17 Jun 2014 by CST

    The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has launched a new Hate Crime Reports website, transforming its annual hate crime report into an interactive and user-friendly resource. The new website divides hate crime data collected from various sources across…

  • CST hate crime report: good news, but the heat is still on

    7 Feb 2014 by CST

    The Jewish Chronicle carries this opinion piece below by CST's Director of Communications, Mark Gardner, analysing CST's latest annual Antisemitic Incidents Report (download report pdf here). For once, the antisemitism headlines are good news, “CST reports incidents down by 18 per cent”. At CST, we welcome the fall, but know t…

  • Prosecutions for antisemitic criminal acts

    20 Jun 2013 by CST

    CST's website now includes a new section, listing successful UK prosecutions for antisemitic acts from 2003 to 2012. It can be accessed here and will be updated as necessary. CST hopes that this list will encourage victims of antisemitism to report their experience and help press for action against…

  • Countering online hate on Safer Internet Day

    8 Feb 2012 by CST

    CST and the All Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism used Safer Internet Day 2012 to promote the online reporting of hate crime via the True Vision reporting website to Members of Parliament yesterday. True Vision, which can be found at, is a website run by the…

  • Facing Facts! call for experts on hate crime

    15 Nov 2011 by CST

    Facing Facts! is an EU-funded project to improve monitoring and recording of hate crimes and hate incidents across the European Union. CST is a partner organisation in the project alongside three other NGOs dealing with hate crime. Call for experts to create hate crime data monitoring guidelines The project, which…

  • CST Joins EU Project to Tackle European Hate Crime

    24 Mar 2011 by CST

    The European Commission has given a substantial grant of over two hundred thousand Euros to CST and three other Non-Governmental Organisations from Belgium and the Netherlands, to improve monitoring and recording of hate crimes and incidents throughout the European Union. The Facing Facts! project is made up of the Brussels-based…

  • CST launches 'A Guide to Fighting Hate Crime'

    10 Mar 2011 by CST

    CST, supported by the Home Office, today publishes a new guide to help other minority communities establish their own hate crime monitoring systems. A Guide to Fighting Hate Crime was written by CST with the help of a grant from the Home Office Victims’ Fund. CST has recorded …

  • Police hate crime website launched

    1 Feb 2011 by CST

    The proper reporting and recording of hate crimes is a vital first step in the work done by CST, the police and others in reducing hate crime and supporting its victims. People who suffer hate crime often feel vulnerable and isolated, and it is important to provide as many different…

  • Fighting hate crime in Manchester

    28 May 2010 by CST

    Today's Jewish Chronicle has an interview with Chief Constable Peter Fahy of Greater Manchester Police. GMP have made great efforts to tackle antisemitic hate crime in recent years, and work closely with CST and the Jewish community. The JC quotes Chief Constable Fahy emphasising the need to report incidents to…

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