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Date Responded 16 May 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:

The number of religious hate crimes recorded by yourselves by perceived religion over the past ten years.

Please provide the information for each area (ward) you cover. If there are less than five reported offences against a certain religion in an area simply say "less than five".

Please provide the information for each year since 2009, and provide a total number of reported hate religious crimes for each year.

If information on all the religions is too much, please just focus on reported islamophobic hate crimes.

In Response:

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The below should be noted when viewing the data:

The data has been taken from the central database using the crime table where there was a flag for 'faith hate'.

The recording of the faith has only been carried out since 2017 as is evident in the data.  From 2015 to 2017 the faith was recorded as unknown and before that the faith was not recorded although faith hate was.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed 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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