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Crime Reporting (9756/19)


Hi there, is it possible please to get the following information via freedom of information please?

1)Can you please tell me how many incidents have been reported to your police force of hate crime via social media in the year ending March 2019?

2)Can you please break the above information in question 1 down via particular social media channel? For example, was the hate crime reported via Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or another social medai channel?

3) For each of the incidents of hate crime, can you tell me the nature of the hate crime? EG, was it racist, religious, disability, homophobic, transphobic or something else?

4) For each of the above questions (1,2,3), can I ask the same questions please for the year ending March 2018?


I am writing to inform you that we have searched our records and the information you requested is not held by West Midlands Police.  We do not use social media as a means of reporting incidents or crimes.


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