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Hate Crime (450A/21)

Request

I would like to request data on how many racially aggravated incidents or hate crimes have been reported to and/or investigated by West Midlands Police involving victims of Asian descent in the six months between September 1 2020 and March 1 2021. I would also like the same information for the period September 1 2019 to March 1 2020. I’d like to receive this information by email.

Amendment received 17/03/2021:

Please can I amend the request to slightly more specific language as below please?

I would like to request data on how many racially aggravated incidents or hate crimes have been reported to and/or investigated by West Midlands Police involving victims who are of Chinese, East Asian and South East Asian descent and/or nationality in the six months between September 1 2020 and March 1 2021. I would also like the same information for the period September 1 2019 to March 1 2020.

Response

Please find attached our response.

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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