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Date Responded 25 April 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:

1. How many hate crimes have been recorded?

2. How many of the above hate crimes pertained to race or ethnicity?

3. How many of the hate crimes pertaining to race or ethnicity were reported by 18-25 year olds?

4. How many of the hate crimes pertaining to race or ethnicity were reported as happening within a higher education facility i.e. university or college? 

Please breakdown the data using the time periods below.

March 2013 to February 2014

March 2014 to February 2015

March 2015 to February 2016

March 2016 to February 2017

March 2017 to February 2018 

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. 

Data has been collated through a search of all crimes created between 01/03/2013 and 28/02/2018 where there is a hate flag attached.  Northumbria Police uses flags for the following hate motivators; race, faith, age, gender, transphobic and disability.  Where the request has asked for race or ethnicity motivated hate crime, I have included all crimes with a race flag attached.  For question 3,  I have included a count of crimes where the victim is recorded as being aged between 18 and 25 when the crime occurred. This may or may not be the person actually reporting the crime.   There are 749 race motivated hate crimes where victim details are unknown or the crime is judged as a 'crime against the state' and therefore has no victim.   For question 4, we have included a count of crimes where the location category is 'college' or 'university.'   Please note, there may be some which occurred within these premises where those keywords were not mentioned. 

With the above in mind, I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.

Period

No. of Crimes

March 2013 - February 2014

656

March 2014 - February 2015

893

March 2015 - February 2016

1257

March 2016 - February 2017

2160

March 2017 - February 2018

2588

Grand Total

7554

2.

Period

No. of Crimes

March 2013 - February 2014

568

March 2014 - February 2015

753

March 2015 - February 2016

1014

March 2016 - February 2017

1598

March 2017 - February 2018

1655

Grand Total

5588

3.

Period

No. of Crimes

March 2013 - February 2014

89

March 2014 - February 2015

98

March 2015 - February 2016

135

March 2016 - February 2017

179

March 2017 - February 2018

186

Grand Total

687

4.

Period

No. of Crimes

March 2013 - February 2014

3

March 2014 - February 2015

2

March 2015 - February 2016

1

March 2016 - February 2017

2

March 2017 - February 2018

4

Grand Total

12

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