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Date Responded 27 March 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:

  1. How many times in the past year (since January 2018) has your force been asked to investigate an alleged transgender hate crime regarding comments on Twitter?
  2. How many of those reports led to a) a crime being recorded and b) a non-crime incident being recorded?
  3. Of the crimes, how many led to an individual being contacted either in person or by phone or in writing?
  4. Of the non-crime incidents, how many led to an individual being contacted either in person or by phone or in writing?
  5. And of the crimes, how many led to an individual being a) arrested b) cautioned c) given words of advice/warning d) charged?
  6. And of the incidents, how many led to an individual being a) arrested b) cautioned c) given words of advice/warning d) charged?

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 not held by Northumbria Police.

There were no transgender hate crimes or incidents where the word 'twitter' was used in the MO or the first three lines of the incident description.

As with any keyword search, the search will only return exact matches within the Crime MO. This does not account for differences in terminology and/or spelling used. Also, we cannot search the crime investigation screens/additional information screens, if the terms are not used within the MO the crime will not be identified.

We are only able to search the first three lines of the incident description.  It is possible that one of the keywords may feature later in the incident description but if so, that incident will not be captured in this dataset.

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