According to a report by the Jewish Community Protection Service (SPCJ) and the French Ministry of the Interior, antisemitic attacks in France numbered 436 in 2022, compared to 589 the previous year.
“Obviously, a decrease is good news, but it must be put into perspective,” expressed CRIF President Yonathan Arfi. Notably because it is “only the figures recorded in police stations”, or because “the most serious acts remain at a high level”. Or because it “does not reflect (…) the reality of antisemitism on the Internet”.
“We remain on a high plateau, of the same order as in the last 20 years,” added Yonathan Arfi, for whom antisemitism continues “to take on different faces, notably those of Islamism, conspiracy and hatred of Israel.
According to Crif, the SPCJ also conducted “a study (…) on the penal response to antisemitic physical attacks committed from 2015 to 2019”. It found that “63% of the cases of antisemitic attacks were closed without follow-up” and that “in only 24% of the cases were the attackers convicted”.