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.
I would like to request data on hate crime incidents reported 1/1/2014 through 31/12/2017.
If possible, I would like a list of the incidents with the following information: • bias type (race, religion, homophobia, transphobia, disability) • date of incident (alternatively: date reported) • ethnicity of victim (self-reported by victim and perceived by police officer) • crime type (aggravated assault, public alarm, fear, distress, etc.) • ethnicity of offender • location. Finally, an indicator for whether it was a crime or incident.
Please do not provide an aggregate count for these crimes but a list of individual incidents and their characteristics. What is most important are the first three characteristics. Please provide the day of the incident, not just the month.
If it is not possible to provide incident-level details with at least day of incident and bias, could you please provide a daily count of hate crimes (no incidents) separated by bias for the five biases listed above.
To note, it has not been possible to provide a response to your first query so we have provided a response to your alternative in order to provide you with a positive response - this is as per the attached document.
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 Crimes - 1181/21
FOI 1181-21 Hate Crimes.pdf