Racial hate crime and sexual offences (1654A/21)
> Q.1 How many race hate crimes were there in West Midlands last year?
> Q.2 What was the breakdown of the Victims of these crimes by race?
> Q.3 If you have the Information, what was the breakdown of perpetrators by race?
> Q.4 What is the breakdown of Victims and perpetrators by age?
Further email – in addition:
Q.1 How many police-recorded Sexual Offences were there last year?
Q.2 What was the breakdown of Victims by race?
Q.3 What was the breakdown of perpetrators by race?
We clarified with you on 17/11/21 and you responded on 17/11/2021:
Q.1 I am asking how many sexual offences were reported to police by members of the public between 1 April 2020 and 1 April 2021
- 2 and 3. I would like to know the racial groups of perpetrators and victims.
Q.4 Also in addition please could you let me know how many of these Sexual Offences were recorded as race hate crimes.
Please find attached (1654A attachment) 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.
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