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.
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.
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.