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Date Responded 23 April 2019

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:

 am seeking the release of statistics related to the number of hate crimes recorded in your jurisdiction involving Irish people in each year between 2014 and 2018, specifically:

The number of hate crimes carried out by people whose nationality is Irish

The number of hate crimes carried out against people who are Irish

The nature of these hate crimes

Whether any action or prosecution was taken as a result of these crimes

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 number of hate crimes carried out by people whose nationality is Irish

 
             

Offence Type

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Criminal Damage

   

1

   

1

Other Offences

1

2

5

4

5

17

Violence Against the Person

   

1

 

2

3

Total

1

2

7

4

7

21

             
             
             

The number of hate crimes carried out against people who are Irish

   
             

Offence Type

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Criminal Damage

     

1

 

2

Other Offences

1

1

   

2

4

Violence Against the Person

     

1

2

3

Total

1

1

0

2

4

9

             
             
             

Whether any action or prosecution was taken as a result of these crimes

 
             

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Total

Charge/Summons

   

1

1

 

2

Caution

1

 

5

 

2

8

Evidential difficulties

 

2

 

3

5

10

Victim does not support

       

1

1

Suspect too ill

1

   

1

1

3

Undetected

 

2

1

1

2

6

Total

2

4

7

6

11

30

 

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