Hate Crime (1153_19)
I am sending this message to request data on hate crime recorded by your police force. Im requesting a list containing recorded hate crimes from 2013 to 2018 or if not available for all the whole period, as far back as records are available, containing the following data:
1) Recorded date (or month if exact date is not available)
2) Location or district
3) Type of hate crime
Based on a previous successful request to Greater Manchester Police, these should be Race, Religion, Sexuality, Transgender, Disability or Subculture. One crime can often be recorded in more than one category.
Please find our response. The hate strand marker came in to force in April 2014.
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.