LGBTQ+ hate crimes (7551/19)
1) The number of LGBTQ+ hate crimes reported since 1st January 2019 in Birmingham – broken down by week if possible, or if not month?
2) Please also include:
– The ward area where the hate crime was reported
– Their outcome
Please find attached our response.
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.
We have provided the data by Neighbourhood area and Sector, to provide data at any lower level is likely to attract exemptions for example Section 40 – Personal 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.