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Date Responded 21 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. 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

 

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 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.

a)
Transphobic                              Count
01/04/2019 and 31/03/2020       70

Homophobic
01/04/2019 and 31/03/2020       437

b)
Transphobic                                 Count
23/03/2020 and 12/05/2020           5

Homophobic
23/03/2020 and 12/05/2020         62

c)
Transphobic                                 Count
23/03/2019 and 12/05/2019         12

Homophobic
23/03/2019 and 12/05/2019         58

d)
Transphobic                                  Count
23/03/2018 and 12/05/2018         7

Homophobic
23/03/2018 and 12/05/2018        45

 

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