Hate Crime (7490_15)

Request

  1. I would like to know the total number of race hate crimes for the two weeks prior to the Paris atrocities on November 13 and the two weeks that followed.
  1. I would like to know from the total of race hate crimes recorded, how many victims were male and female.
  1. I would like to know the total number of religious hate crimes for the two weeks prior to the Paris atrocities on November 13 and the two weeks that followed.
  1. I would like to know, from the number of religious hate crimes, how many were recorded under an anti-Muslim and/or Islamophobic crime flag.
  1. I would like to know, from the number of incidents recorded under an anti-Muslim and/or Islamophobic crime flag, how many victims were male and female.

Response

Please find attached (7490_attachment_01.pdf) and note that for questions 1&2 we have additionally supplied data for the two weeks before and the two weeks after the dates requested. This is because your request covers a very small timeframe and therefore I felt that it would offer useful perspective.

These data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of 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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