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Date Responded 29 September 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:

I am looking for statistics of hate crime (racial, religious and sexual orientation-based hate crimes) for Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland for the last five years (1 Jan 2015 until 29 Dec 2019).  One figure for all areas is fine, however can this be broken down by year.

In Response:

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.

District

Number Of Crimes:

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

Gateshead

174

295

307

368

391

1,535

Newcastle

458

727

839

1,009

959

3,992

Sunderland

193

323

459

396

368

1,739

Total

825

1,345

1,605

1,773

1,718

7,266

 

With regards to the above data, the following caveats should be noted:

  • The data supplied above refers to those crimes where there was an indicator for the following hate crimes: racial, transphobic, homophobic or faith hate.
  • The above relates solely to the number of crimes where it has been flagged as a hate crime, however a single crime may have more than one type of hate attached to it.
  • Hate crimes are based on the perception of the victim.

If you decide to write an article / use the above data we would expect that you to take into consideration the factors highlighted above so as not to mislead members of the public or official bodies or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

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