CST recorded 803 antisemitic incidents across the UK in the first half of 2023, the sixth-highest total reported to CST in the first six months of any year. This is a decrease of 2% from the 823 antisemitic incidents recorded by CST in the January-toJune period of 2022, which was the fourthhighest half-year figure reported to CST. CST recorded 1,371 antisemitic incidents in the first six months of 2021, 875 from January to June 2020, and 911 in the first half of 2019.
For the second consecutive year, and the sixth time in the last seven years, more than 100 antisemitic incidents were recorded in each month from January to June. Without any single trigger event prompting a spike in 2023, this consistently high volume of reported anti-Jewish hate is now typical of the levels recorded in the UK: levels that were unprecedented prior to 2017. Between January 2006 and March 2016, monthly totals exceeding 100 incidents were reported to CST on just six occasions.