Please tell me how many cases of racially-motivated crimes against Romanian and Bulgarian nationals were recorded in the West Midlands Police force area in the following periods:
January to March 2013
April to June 2013
July to September 2013
October to December 2013
January to March 2014
April 2014 to present
If breaking it down to these three month periods is not possible, please break it down by year. Please also, if possible, break the results down by the type of racially aggravated offence, e.g Harassment, Criminal Damage, Breach of the public order act, assault.
|Racially motivated offences against Romanian and Bulgarian Nationals 01-JAN-2013 – 31-MAY-2014|
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