Disability hate crime - 848/18

Date Responded 21 September 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 police for the last two financial years – 2016/17 and 2017/18

2.         Please also break down disability hate crime data for each year by offences. ie, assault etc.


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.

To note;. Hate crime is audited regularly to ensure correct flags and offence types are attached to the offence.   It is likely therefore the figures will differ from any previously published figures. 

With the above in mind I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1 & 2

                                                            2016/17                       2017/18

Action Fraud                                            0                                  2

Burglary                                                  1                                  1

Criminal damage                                      6                                  31

Miscellaneous crime                                  2                                  0

Public disorder                                         81                                148

Robbery                                                   0                                  3

Sexual offences                                        1                                  2

Theft and handling                                   4                                  6

Violence against the person                     64                                117


Total                                                    159                              310

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