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Disability hate crime - 1000/18

Date Responded 22 October 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. How many disability hate crimes have been recorded by your police force for the last two financial years – 2016/17 and 2017/18?
  2. Please provide a breakdown of recorded disability hate crime for each year by offence category (ie public order offences/violence against the person)
  3. How many incidents of disability hate crime were recorded as taking place online?

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

With regards to points 1 and 2 the following exemption is applicable

As the information you have requested is accessible by other means I have not provided you with a copy of the information and will rely on Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  You should therefore consider this a refusal for your request.

I have provided an explanation to this exemption below.

 

Section 21 (1) - Information accessible by other means

Information which is reasonably accessible to the applicant is exempt information.

This information is freely available via the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log.  FOI 848/18 refers

 

With regards to point 3

We are taking it that this part is for the same time period as points 1 & 2 and our response reflects that.

2016/17 – 13

2017/18 – 20

 

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