Hate Crime (959A/23)
I would like to request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, data on the number of hate crimes or alleged hate crimes against transgender individuals (or perceived transgender individuals, as per hate crime law) reported to your Force in the years 2021 to 2023.
The Office for National Statistics records these reports on a yearly basis, nationally, however I would like these results by month.
If possible, I would like the data to be broken down by the number of reports each month between March 2021 and March 2023 as rows, as well as a column for each possible outcome (investigation ongoing, case closed no conviction or case closed conviction, etc) which contains the breakdown for this number as well as a final total, showing the full number of reports for each month.
Please find attached our response (959A_Attachment).
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.