Hate Crime (327_15)

Request

Please could you provide me with the number of crime reports made in January of 2014 and in January of 2013, which were marked, tagged or flagged as possible hate crimes, broken down by types of crime (or by marker used).

If the force does not have an Islamophobic flag/tag, please could you also provide me with the number of reports in these periods that mention ‘Muslim’, ‘Islam’ or ‘Islamic’.

If possible, please break the figures down by local authority.

Response

Please find attached (327_attachment_01.pdf).

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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