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22 acts of xenophobic vandalism have been reported in 2014. 17 were anti-Semitic in nature, 1 was Islamophobic and 1 anti-Christian. Compared to 2013, anti-Muslim vandalism has sharply decreased. The following synagogues have been vandalised: Belfast (18 and 19 July ), Kingston, Surbiton, Surrey (August 1 ), London's Gove (August 9 ), London (August 18).

Swastikas were found on Jewish homes in Hendon (July 13), Stamford Hill (July 28 and 28 December) and Golders Green (August 8) .

On November 17, unidentified persons damaged more than 40 vehicles parked in Stamford Hill, an area in London predominantly populated by Jews.

On December 18 and 22, anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a school in Stamford Hill . Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated in Manchester and Hereford).

Brian Kingston, councillor for the DUP party, on August 12th declared there had been a spade of attacks, including the scrawling of anti-Israeli graffiti on the building and items being thrown at the plaque and the house.

On August 16, it was revealed that racist vandals desecrated Muslim graves in Chatterton.

On July 20, unidentified vandals attempted to set fire to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Belfast suburb, Newtownabbey.

On May 15, a house of a Negro woman and her three children was thrown stones at in Belfast. The family was not injured . On May 20, a community centre was set on fire in Birmingham. It is suspected that the arson was committed due to ethnic hate.

On June 1, a house in Belfast, the residence of Pakistanis, suffered a racist attack. Windows were broken. The attackers went back later that day to insult and threaten the residents with physical violence. After the attack 2 Pakistanis decided to leave Northern Ireland.

On January 26, 2019, graffiti and offensive images were scrawled on the walls of Bahr Academy in Newcastle's West End. Furniture was overturned, items were broken, and copies of the Quran were thrown to the floor.

On November 10, 2020, an exhibition dedicated to the BLM movement was attacked in Hertfordshire. In the incident, a series of posters on display celebrating the 100 Great Black Britons movement were defaced using black spray paint.

Overall, incidents of hate vandalism traditionally account for 5% of all hate crimes. At the same time, such crimes account for about 50% of all vandalism cases in Britain. The COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of all sorts of conspiracy theories in this regard have brought some diversity to vandalism crimes. In particular, in September 2021, a British conspiracy theorist of 49 years, one Nicholas Lalchan, was convicted by a jury for distributing anti-Semitic leaflets accusing Jews of conspiring against humanity.

According to new data obtained by the Countryside Alliance, an NGO, more than 4,000 crimes were committed in churches and religious buildings in the past year. Data from 40 of the country's 45 territorial police forces show that in the 12 months through July of this year, there were 4,169 incidents of theft, vandalism, assault or burglary across Britain, despite eight months of quarantine restrictions. The figures were obtained by the Countryside Alliance as part of its campaign to monitor rural churches.

The latest figures for 2020/21 show there were 1,388 thefts, 1,731 incidents of vandalism and criminal damage, including arson, and 848 incidents of violence, including sexual assaults and attacks on ministers. 207 incidents were reported as burglaries, as well as other crimes. The hardest-hit areas are mostly in the southeast of England, with Sussex police recording 367 crimes, Kent police recording 209, and the Metropolitan Police 575. In particular, the vicar of the Chadwell Heath Baptist Church in east London seized a vandal who tried to tear a cross off the roof of a church and held him until police arrived to arrest the suspect.

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