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Non-crime Hate Incidents (20607/19)

Request

How many non-crime hate incidents have been recorded by your force in each year from 2014 to 2019 inclusive?

I understand non-crime hate incidents are recorded through the ‘Hate Crime Operational Guidance (HCOG)’ issued by the College of Policing.

According to the guidance, a non-crime hate incident is an incident which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards one of the following: disability; race; religion; transgender identity and sexual orientation.

Response

Please find our response below.

2014 = 709

2015 = 712

2016 = 746

2017 = 525

2018 = 395

2019* = 291

*up until 30/11/2019

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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