These are the December 2013 Metropolitan Police Service Islamophobia hate crime reported figures.  Compared to December 2012, there has been a 60% plus rise in anti-Muslim recorded hate crimes and this is worrying given the rise. Post the Woolwich peak, which took months to come down, the number of anti-Muslim recorded crimes remains higher when compared to  2012 figures.

What is also concerning is the sharp rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes in Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Lambeth. We also note that reported figures for these boroughs have been higher for some months prior to December 2013 and when compared to 2012 figures.

Racist & religious crime   Islamophobic crime

Populations (2011)

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

Dec 2013

Dec 2012

Change

Dec 2013

Dec 2012

Change

Tower Hamlets

430

356

+20.8%

43

17

+152.9%

254,096

Newham

259

305

-15.1%

14

18

-22.2%

307,394

Greenwich

331

325

+1.8%

19

8

+137.5%

254,557

Lewisham

305

291

+4.8%

16

14

+14.3%

275,885

Hackney

364

346

+5.2%

17

7

+142.9%

246,270

Islington

431

482

-10.6%

24

26

-7.7%

206,125

Westminster

562

629

-10.7%

25

32

-21.9%

219,396

Waltham Forest

299

309

-3.2%

19

24

-20.8%

258,249

Southwark

344

388

-11.3%

22

5

+340.0%

288,283

Camden

382

508

-24.8%

21

24

-12.5%

220,338

Lambeth

366

428

-14.5%

36

11

+227.3%

303,086

   
London total

9096

9558

-4.8%

538

334

+61.1%

8,173,941

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