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Islamophobic Incidents - 1276/23

Date Responded 31 August 2023

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:

You asked:

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please can you provide a breakdown of the number (how many) and locations of all Islamophobic incidents that took place in any mosque, street, private dwelling, or other venue in the police force area over the last three years?

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 attached with the following caveats:

• The data has been taken from Force Systems where the details of the faith type are kept for offences. All offences that have a faith hate flag where the faith hate is recorded as Islam have been included in this response.

• The data is correct from 01/04/2020.

• 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.

Islamophobic Incidents - 1276/23

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