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Date Responded 27 June 2023

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:

I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, data on the number of hate crimes or alleged hate crimes against transgender individuals (or perceived transgender individuals, as per hate crime law) reported to your Force in the years 2021 to 2023.

The Office for National Statistics records these reports on a yearly basis, nationally, however I would like these results by month.

If possible, I would like the data to be broken down by the number of reports each month between March 2021 and March 2023 as rows, as well as a column for each possible outcome (investigation ongoing, case closed no conviction or case closed conviction, etc) which contains the breakdown for this number as well as a final total, showing the full number of reports for each month.

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 held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as attached with the caveats below noted in relation to search methods.

• The data has been taken from Systems where there is a flag for transphobic hate in the time frame requested.

• Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

• The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.


Hate Crime - 899/23

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