Hate Crimes & Incidents - 1196/21

Date Responded 14 September 2021

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. Please could you provide me with the number of hate crimes reported in each of the following calendar years: 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  For the year 2021 please could you provide the data for the period from 1 January to 31 August.  Please could you also break these figures down into the different types of hate crimes (for example, homophobic, disablist, racial, religious, transphobic).
  2. Please could you also provide me with the number of hate incidents reported in each of the following calendar years: 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  For the year 2021 please could you provide the data for the period from 1 January to 31 August.  Please could you also break these figures down into the different types of hate incidents (for example, homophobic, disablist, racial, religious, transphobic).

 

In Response:

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.

 

A hate crime or incident may constitute multiple kinds of hate.  As such the sum of each hate strand may not equal the count of crimes or incidents.

 

2021 figures cover 01/01/2021 through 31/08/2021.  All other years relate to a full year.

 

With all the above noted I respond as follows.

1.

Year

Hate Crimes

Racial

Homophobic

Transphobic

Disablist

Religious

2018

2638

1828

339

73

272

220

2019

2853

1867

421

76

375

245

2020

3189

2094

559

60

403

244

2021

2381

1492

438

84

330

155

 

2.

Year

Hate Incidents

Racial

Homophobic

Transphobic

Disablist

Religious

2018

2263

1561

184

255

69

223

2019

2608

1643

205

394

73

334

2020

3039

1979

220

471

52

393

2021

1977

1249

147

280

94

221

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