Disclosure Details

Hate Crime - 23/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request: 06/01/2012

Date of response: 20/01/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 6 January 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Through the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to request figures and statistics on Hate Crime reporting in Northumberland for the period January 2007-up to date if possible. If up to date is not possible, to the latest possible date. I would like to have the figures on Hate Crime reporting broken down by; 
Sexual Orientation
Race and Religion and Belief

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The prejudice markers used to extract this information were not introduced until April 2007.

The results, contained within the document attached below, therefore are for calendar years so that there are four full years of recent data to compare.  2007 is based on nine months (Apr - Dec) data only.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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