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.
In relation to victims who have the protected characteristic of gender reassignment:
1. the number of hate incidents that have been reported in the past twelve months. The period in question is February 2017 to January 2018
2. the number of reported hate incidents that have resulted in an arrest/charges being made
3. the number of hate crimes that have been reported in the past twelve months. The period in question is February 2017 to January 2018
4. the number of reported hate crimes that have resulted in an arrest/charges being made.
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.
Response to points 1 and 2 is based upon incidents reported between 01/02/2017 and 31/01/2018 which have a transphobic motivated hate qualifier code. All incidents which were crime related have been reviewed to establish if any arrests had occurred and any resultant crime was given a charge/summons outcome. The arrests/charges identified here will also appear in Q4.
Response to points 3 and 4 is based upon crimes created between 01/02/2017 and 31/01/2018 which have a transphobic motivated hate flag attached . Each incident / crime was reviewed to establish whether an arrest has taken place. The outcome given to each crime was used to establish whether a charge/summons has been made.
There are more crimes than incidents in this data as hate motivated crimes may not always result from a hate motivated incident. Furthermore several crimes could result from one incident and vice versa; not all incidents are crime related.
With the above noted I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
2 x Arrest
3 x Charge/Summons
4 x Arrest
5 x Charge/Summons