The number of antisemitic incidents in the country’s most Jewish borough rose by more than half in 2018, according to figures released by Sadiq Khan’s office.
Officers logged 194 antisemitic incidents in the London borough last year – a 54 per cent rise on the 126 reported in 2017.
In October alone there were 34 individual incidents – well above the monthly average of 12, which was taken over the last four years.
Andrew Dismore, the London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden since 2012, blamed “polarised” social media discourse on the Middle East, also calling on the government to reverse cuts to the Metropolitan Police,
The number of antisemitic incidents logged in the borough has exceeded the city-wide average in five of the last seven months.
The worst-affected ward within the Barnet borough was Mill Hill, followed by Hendon and Finchley Church End.