To what extent did political polarisation in the UK influence the focus of far-right violence between 2017 and 2019?

 

The Janes Terrorism & Insurgency Centre recorded a 25.1% increase on political targets as a proportion of the attacks from 2017-2019.

Activities observed were grouped in the below four categories:

  • Anti-Islamic 
  • Anti-Semitic
  • Anti-Political
  • Other Anti-Minority
Interestingly, Anti-Semitic attacks decreased to 4,55% in 2018 but increased to 8% in 2019. What was the reason behind the 2018 decline in Anti-Semitic attacks? Why did they increase in 2019?

At the same time, Anti-Islamic attacks were the highest proportion of attacks happening in 2017 and they steadily declined by more than 10% every year. Is there a trend? 

Other Anti-Minority attacks have increased by more than 5% from 2017 to 2019. Is this a pattern? What could be the primary cause? 

 

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Case study: Far Right Violence The Janes Terrorism & Insurgency Centre recorded a 25.1% increase on political targets as a proportion of the attacks from 2017-2019. Activities observed were grouped in the below four categories; Anti-Islamic, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Political, Other Anti-Minority.