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Gender reassignment incidents - 492/18

Date Responded 30 May 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:

Thank you for answering my Freedom of Information request, FOI 164/18 refers . 

1.If possible, I would like further clarification. In relation to hate incidents, it was stated that 3 offenders received either a summons or a charge. 

Please can you clarify the number that were charged, and the number that received a summons. 

2.In relation to hate crimes, it was stated that 5 offenders received either a summons or a charge.  Please can you clarify the number that were charged, and the number that received a summons.

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.

Firstly I have to advise that the information provided in FOI 164/18 was as you had asked for, that being for the number of hate incidents and the number of hate crimes that resulted in arrests/charges being made, and not for the number of offenders.

As you are now asking for the number of offenders our response is as below.

3 incidents resulted in a charge/summons – this was the result of the crime which has come about from a transphobic motivated incident (these are also included in the number of charge/summons for crimes below)

5 crimes resulted in a charge/summons – this was of the result of transphobic hate motivated crime

In total, 5 offenders were issued summons (3 of these resulted from a transphobic motivated incident) and 1 offender was charged. There were 2 offenders issued summons from the same crime.

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