In the past year the number of hate crimes against Jews in Britain doubled, with an outcome of 297 hate crimes in the year to August. This is a 94% increases from 153 in the previous 12 months.

In contrast, the rate of anti-Muslim hate crimes fell four percent from 518 to 495 in the last year.

In addition to many other countries around the world, Britain announced last week that they would be setting up more police patrol in Jewish populated areas.

Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley of Scotland Yard, said officers would communicate with Jewish community leaders in light of “continuing anti-Semitic rhetoric from extremists”.

“A review of overall security measures is also looking at the safety of other minority communities including Muslims, and at how to protect police officers who might be deliberately targeted by Islamist extremists,” he said.

It’s unknown if police will be carrying more firearms, but they will be equipped with Taser stun guns.

Mr. Rowley said last week: “The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the UK. We are seeing continuing anti-Semitic rhetoric from extremists and attacks on this community in France and elsewhere.”

Rowley added, “In addition to our existing security measures, we are in dialogue with Jewish community leaders about further actions that we will be taking, including more patrols in key areas.”

David Cameron, United Kingdom Prime Minister said the increased security was a “sensible precautionary measure,” and added “It is very important to that we speak up and stand up for these communities and give them the protection that they deserve.”

Just last week, the police in London launched an investigation after posters for a Holocaust memorial were vandalized with the words “liars” and “killer.” The police have classified the incidents as hate crimes and will continue to investigate to battle Antisemitism and ensure the safety of all citizens.