Hate Crimes (15938/19)

Request

How many a) Islamophobic b) sexist c) antisemitic d) homophobic crimes were recorded by the police in i) 2016 ii) 2017 iii) 2018 iv) 2019? I would like a breakdown of what these crimes were.

Response

Please be advised that we do not have a marker on our crimes database to identify hate crimes relating to sexism, therefore, we are unable to provide this information. However, please find attached our response for the remainder of your request.

In addition to the attached response, West Midlands Police can neither confirm nor deny that it holds any other information relevant to this request as the duty in Section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 does not apply by virtue of the following exemptions:

Section 23(5) – Information supplied by, or concerning, certain Security Bodies

Section 24(2) – National security

Section 31(3) – Law enforcement

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

Section 23 is a class based absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public interest.

Sections 24 and 31 are prejudice based qualified exemptions and there is a requirement to articulate the harm that would be caused in confirming or nor that the information is held, as well as carrying out a public interest test (PIT). Please find this PIT attached (15938_PIT).

Attachments

15938_ATTACHMENT

15938_PIT

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