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.
1. How many hate crimes did your police force record, as having been committed against people who identify as transgender?
2. How many hate crimes did your police force record, as having been committed based on sexual orientation?
For each of each of the above questions:
Please respond for the following financial year:
a) Starting in April 2019 and finishing at the end of March 2020
Please respond for the following periods:
b) Starting 23rd March 2020 and finishing at the end of 12th May 2020
c) Starting 23rd March 2019 and finishing at the end of 12th May 2019
d) Starting 23rd March 2018 and finishing at the end of 12th May 2018
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 follows.
The data has been taken from the central database where the hate flag was used for either transphobic of homophobic.
The hate crime is based on the perception of the victim and what they perceive to be the nature of the crime.
01/04/2019 and 31/03/2020 70
01/04/2019 and 31/03/2020 437
23/03/2020 and 12/05/2020 5
23/03/2020 and 12/05/2020 62
23/03/2019 and 12/05/2019 12
23/03/2019 and 12/05/2019 58
23/03/2018 and 12/05/2018 7
23/03/2018 and 12/05/2018 45