Interior Ministry figures show that 42% of violations are directed against Muslims, while 23% are against Jews.
Most victims of hate crimes in England and Wales were Muslims and Jews in the year to March 2022, according to the official government. data.
The Home Office reported on Thursday that the total number of hate crimes rose 26% between 2021 and 2022, to 155,841.
About 8,307 are religious hate crimes; 42% of violations were against Muslims, while 23% were aimed at Jews.
But similar to previous years, most were “racially motivated”, causing 109,843 offenses and a 19% increase.
“The increasing trend in hate crimes in recent years can be mainly driven by improvements in police crime recording,” the report said, adding that the increase in Previous mutations have occurred in the wake of divisive and tragic events such as the European Union referendum in 2016 and the deadly attacks in London in 2017.
There was also an increase in hate crimes in public order during the summer of 2020 following the widespread Black Lives Matter protests and far-right protest demonstrations, the report said. said.
Iman Atta, head of the Tell Mama watchdog, which tracks anti-Muslim crime in the UK, said: “We have long warned of rising levels of violence in public spaces or on public transport”.
The latest Home Office data, he said, “confirms and validates our findings on how religiously motivated offenses target Muslims.”
The report tracks recent unrest in the British city of Leicester, where Muslims and Hindus conflict on the streets.