Hate Crimes (8066_17)

Request

  1. How many hate crimes against under-18s have been recorded by police for the last financial year ¿ from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
  2. Please could you provide figures broken down into annual datasets ¿ a table with the breakdown of offences, hate crime categories, victim age and gender, and whether a cyber-flag was attached.
  3. If possible please state the nature of the cyber-flagged offence i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.

Response

Please find attached our response.

 

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.

 

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