The following results were published today by the Metropolitan Police service and we have listed the Islamophobic crimes with specific percentage increments. Whilst the TELL MAMA project picked up a large rise in anti-Muslim prejudiced incidents post Woolwich, we saw a downturn in the peak about 10 days later though we have clearly seen that the figures have not gone back down to the levels that they were pre-Woolwich. Numbers therefore remain stubbornly higher than they were pre-Woolwich and the figures by the Metropolitan Police Service also show this. A comparison of Islamophobic hate crimes from August 2012 through to August 2013 show a 92% increment and this is significant and confirms what we are observing through TELL MAMA; that anti-Muslim prejudice is at higher levels if we compare data within TELL MAMA from August 2013 to August 2012.

So to those who believe anti-Muslim prejudice or Islamophobia does not exist, or has not changed, these figures clearly show a significant change in Islamophobic hate crimes over the year. Whether or not the ‘base-line’ has altered is something we will keep a firm eye on though our data within TELL MAMA shows a stubborness for the incidents to drop to pre-Woolwich levels.

Racist & religious crime   Islamophobic crime  

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

Aug 2013

Aug 2012

Change

Aug 2013

Aug 2012

Change

Tower Hamlets

420

351

+19.7%

41

19

+115.8%

Newham

280

258

+8.5%

27

6

+350.0%

Greenwich

328

326

+0.6%

22

5

+340.0%

Lewisham

286

285

+0.4%

17

14

+21.4%

Hackney

338

304

+11.2%

12

9

+33.3%

Islington

406

474

-14.3%

29

20

+45.0%

Westminster

560

654

-14.4%

33

25

+32.0%

Waltham Forest

293

303

-3.3%

31

11

+181.8%

Southwark

348

381

-8.7%

19

8

+137.5%

Camden

445

484

-8.1%

17

23

-26.1%

Lambeth

341

412

-17.2%

26

9

+188.9%

   
London total

9035

9240

-2.2%

550

286

+92.3%

Figures derived from the following source: http://www.met.police.uk/crimefigures/

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