Homophobic Hate Crimes (2878_16)

Request

A summary of the total number of Homosexual hate crimes or homophobically motivated hate crimes across your jurisdiction in 2014 if possible, if not, any year between 2012 and present.

Response

Hate Strand Markers that allow us to more easily identify the type of hate crime, were introduced onto our crime recording system in April 2014. Therefore the following information relates to the 2014/15 Financial Year. I trust that this is acceptable.

Count of Hate Crimes recorded during the period 01 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 with a ‘Homophobic’ Hate Strand Marker = 284

 

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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