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Social Media – Racism (432A/24)


Would you please be able to tell me, for each of the last three years:

a. The number of allegations you’ve received about racism on social media
b. The number of arrests made in relation to alleged racism on social media
c. The number of charges in relation to alleged racism on social media


See following table:

Years Crimes recorded Arrest Made Positive outcome
2021 141 12 2
2022 76 5 1
2023 59 0 0

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented in the table above 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.

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