East and South East Asian descent crime victims 2016 to 2020 (865A/21)
Q1. The total number of hate crimes recorded against people of East and South East Asian descent in the following calendar years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and any figures available for the period beginning January 1st 2021 and ending June 1st 2021.
Please note that victims of East and South East Asian descent can be recorded in the following categories: Chinese, Chinese – Other, Chinese/Other, Oriental, East Asian, South East Asian or Southeast Asian. They can also be recorded under the IC code IC5.
Q2. For each year, please break down the figures by month, the gender of the victim, and the category of crime recorded (e.g. sexual offence, theft, etc).
Q3. Please disclose the outcomes (charged, no further action, caution etc) of hate crime incident recorded in the answer to Q1 for the following calendar years: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and the period between January 1st 2021 and June 1st 2021. Please break down the figures by month and gender.
Please find attached (865A_21 attachment) our response.
Please note that:
The search includes victims belonging to the following ethnicities:
- Chinese/Japanese/South East Asian
The hate strands include:
- DISABILITY – HEARING IMPAIRMENT
- DISABILITY – LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
- DISABILITY – MENTAL HEALTH
- DISABILITY – MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT
- DISABILITY – PREFER NOT TO SAY
- DISABILITY – UNSEEN DISABILITY
- DISABILITY – VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
- RELIGIOUS – OTHER
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED AGNOSTIC
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED BUDDHISM
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED CHRISTIANITY
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED HINDUISM
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED ISLAM
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED JUDAISM
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED SIKHISM
- RELIGIOUS – PERCEIVED ZOROASTRIANISM
- RELIGIOUS – UNKNOWN
Unfortunately, due to a major change in West Midlands Police recording systems, the information that you have requested for 7th April 2021 onwards cannot be retrieved. Therefore we are unable to provide the information for this part of your request.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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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