In my request, I asked for data on racially motivated crime/incidents at the ward level, or another similarly sized geographic area. You kindly supplied me with data, however this was on the Local Police Unit level, of which there are only 10.
Is it possible to receive the same data at the ward, or policing neighbourhood level as per my original request?
Please find attached our response. The same data used for your previous request (1951/15) has been used for this request. A list of neighbourhood areas and the corresponding code has also been supplied. As outlined in the previous response, there have been multiple neighbourhood changes since 2009.
The tab entitled ‘hate crime’ are the count of hate crimes where a ‘racism’ marker has been selected. Please note that a racism marker can be added to any crime where the officer believes that there may be a racial component to the offence. Question 1b (also located on this tab) are the count of hate crimes where a ‘racism’ marker has been selected and the victim self identifies as ‘Black Caribbean’.
The tab entitled ‘non crime’ are the count of incidents that have been classified as non crimes where a ‘racism’ marker has been selected. Question 2b (also located on this tab) are the count of non crimes where a ‘racism’ marker has been selected and the victim self identifies as ‘Black Caribbean’.
Please note that 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.