Islamophobic offenses up 140% in London: Police

LONDON: London recorded a 140 percent surge in Islamophobic offenses between Oct. 1 and 18, Sky News reported on Friday.

Metropolitan Police data also showed a 1,353 percent increase in antisemitic offenses during the same period.

Hate crimes against Muslims compared to the same 18-day period last year rose from 42 to 101, while antisemitic offenses grew from 15 to 218.

The offenses resulted in 21 arrests, with the Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan saying: “It is not acceptable and I promise we will investigate.”