Date Responded 15 February 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:

“Please can you tell me the total number of hate crimes recorded under an anti-Muslim and/or Islamophobic crime flag for each month in 2017.” 

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. 

The data has been sourced from the Central Database using the faith hate flag to return all the faith hate crimes and reporting the religion column so that 'Islam' can be filtered to show the number of anti-Muslim and/or Islamophobic hate crimes.

The results of that research is as below: 

Month     Number of Crimes 

Jan          0

Feb          3

Mar         2

Apr          8

May         26

Jun          28

Jul           16

Aug         5

Sep         5

Oct          8

Nov         12

Dec         7               

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