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Hate Crime - Chinese & Asian Community - 482/20

Date Responded 04 May 2020

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. Number of hate crimes committed against the Chinese and Asian community since December 1, 2019 to today - March 16

2. This number to be broken down by months? December to March

3. What type of hate crime were they? See categories below.

  • Verbal abuse like name-calling and offensive jokes
  • Harassment
  • Bullying or intimidation by children, adults, neighbours or strangers
  • Physical attacks such as hitting, punching, pushing, spitting
  • Threats of violence
  • Hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, hate mail
  • Online abuse on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Displaying discriminatory literature or posters
  • Harm or damage to things such as your home, pet or vehicle
  • Graffiti
  • Arson
  • Throwing rubbish into a garden
  • Malicious complaints over things such as parking, smells and other behaviour

4. How many have been referred to the CPS?

5. Which ones were referred?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development and Criminal Justice Departments 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.

1.  115

2&3.  As attached – to note any crime may fall into multiple categories at this point – ie name calling and harassment.

4&5.  1 x Racially aggravated actual bodily harm

4 x Racially aggravated causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress

1 x Racially aggravated common assault.

1 x Common Assault/battery

Hate Crime - Chinese & Asian Community - 482/20

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