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Disability Hate Crimes - 1006/20

Date Responded 30 July 2020

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 –2018/19 and 2019/20?
  2. How many disability hate crimes during each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20) concerned acts of violence against a person?
  3. How many incidents of disability hate crime were recorded as taking place online in each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20)?
  4. How many of the recorded disability hate crimes in each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20) resulted in a charging decision?
  5. How many of the recorded disability hate crimes in each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20) were prosecuted?
  6. How many of the recorded disability online hate crimes in each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20) resulted in a charging decision?
  7. How many of the recorded disability online hate crimes in each financial year (2018/19 and 2019/20) were prosecuted?

 

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the relevant Departments 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 the below noted.

"online" crime;  has been defined as meeting any of the following criteria:

- "Location" field states Internet

- "Location" fields states Social Media

- "Method-Means" field states CYB (cyber crime)

1.

2018/19

278

2019/20

394

 

2.

2018/19

98

2019/20

186

 

3.

2018/19

18

2019/20

65

 

4.

2018/19

13

2019/20

11

 

5.

2018/19

13

2019/20

11

 

6 & 7.

2018/19

0

2019/20

0

 

 

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