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