Hate Crime (151A/20)

Request

A monthly statistical breakdown of all reported crimes to the West Midlands Police from May 2019 to present day that fit the description here:

All crimes involving victims of Asian British descent OR if applicable, victims fitting the description of the code “IC5” under the code system currently used. The crimes must also have elements described as “hate crime” or elements that fall under the scope of sections 28-32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and sections 145 and 146 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

CLARIFICATION

The information I’m looking for under my request would fall under the EC5 – Chinese, SE Asian and O1 – Chinese categorisations under your system.

If would be fantastic if you could search for information concerning the above two descriptive groups

Response

Please find attached our response.  Please note we have searched for: Recorded Crime For 1st May 2019 to 19th May 2020, where the ethnic description of victims of crime was ‘Chinese, SE Asian’ and the Self Defined Ethnicity Was O1 – ‘Chinese’

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

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.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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