These are the latest release from the Metropolitan Police Service on Islamophobic hate crimes in March 2014. What is interesting to note is that Tower Hamlets has been having higher figures of reported Islamophobic hate crimes for some months now as Lambeth and Southwark have. However, the key figure here that is worrying is the comparison of Islamophobic hate crimes from March 2013 to March 2014. There has been a 65% increase in Islamophobic hate crime reporting between the two-time periods.

These cases will no doubt include both on-line and off-line hate crimes that are registered by the MET.

Racist & religious crime

Islamophobic crime

Populations (2011)

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

12 months to

Mar 2014

Mar 2013

Change

Mar 2014

Mar 2013

Change

Tower Hamlets

428

372

+15.1%

50

17

+194.1%

254,096

Newham

308

308

+0.0%

17

19

-10.5%

307,394

Greenwich

383

326

+17.5%

19

9

+111.1%

254,557

Lewisham

338

301

+12.3%

16

13

+23.1%

275,885

Hackney

377

350

+7.7%

16

9

+77.8%

246,270

Islington

464

475

-2.3%

22

28

-21.4%

206,125

Westminster

551

619

-11.0%

28

32

-12.5%

219,396

Waltham Forest

318

311

+2.3%

16

27

-40.7%

258,249

Southwark

350

389

-10.0%

18

8

+125.0%

288,283

Camden

380

502

-24.3%

31

19

+63.2%

220,338

Lambeth

393

390

+0.8%

34

11

+209.1%

303,086

London total

9744

9453

+3.1%

570

344

+65.7%

8,173,941

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