CSG Analysis of Reported Antisemitic Incidents in Australia – 2018
This report will statistically review antisemitic incidents in the 2018 calendar year, reported to the CSG across Australia. This is the first published report by CSG on antisemitic incident statistics, albeit CSG has been recording antisemitic incidents since its inception. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) examines antisemitism in its entirety as the elected national representative organisation of the Australian Jewish Community. This CSG publication compliments the ECAJ annual Report on Antisemitism in Australia by providing focus specifically on antisemitic incidents as part of CSG’s role in the provision of security protection to the Australian Jewish Community. The report will be released and available to download soon.
CSG recorded 343 antisemitic incidents in Australia in 2018.
An average of 29 antisemitic incidents took place every month in 2018.
The single highest category of antisemitic incident reported was Abusive Behaviour at 290 incidents (85%), followed by 21 incidents of Damage & Desecration, 14 Threats, 10 incidents of Literature, 7 Assaults and 1 act of Extreme Violence.
New South Wales (NSW) experienced the highest reported antisemitic incidents at 216 (63%).