Disclosure Details

Racist incidents - 235/17

Dated: 21 Mar 2017

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

Thank you for your e mail dated 27 February 2017 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions 

You asked:

1. How many racist incidents were reported in the Sunderland City Council area from 23/06/16 to 28/02/17?

2. How many racist incidents were reported in Sunderland City Council area between 23/06/15 to February 28/02/16?


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 am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

The information provide in response to this  reqdfuest is based on the number of reported incidents in the Sunderland Area Command policing area for the following two periods 23/06/2015 - 28/02/2016 and 23/06/2016 - 28/02/2017 and where the closing code used indicated it was 'hate/prejudice - race'.

1. 164

2. 101


Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.  Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data.  For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes. 

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.