Racially Aggravated Crime - 80/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 05/02/2010
Date of response: 26/02/2010
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 5 February 2010 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.
"I would like to know the number of racially aggravated offences reported under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 there has been In the region within the last 5 years, and if possible a breakdown between areas (i.e Northumbria, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, gateshead and Sunderland)."
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Please see the document attached below which contains information relevant to your request.
However, please note that these results include the following crimes:-
Racially or Religiously aggravated malicious wounding - wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm,
Racially or Religiously aggravated grievous bodily harm,
Racially or Religiously aggravated actual bodily harm,
Racially or Religiously aggravated causing intentional harassment alarm or distress,
Racially or Religiously aggravated common assault,
Racially or Religiously aggravated criminal damage (all categories),
Racially or Religiously aggravated fear or provocation of violence,
Racially or Religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress,
Racially or Religiously aggravated offence of harassment,
Racially or Religiously aggravated putting people in fear of violence
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 using different data systems. 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.
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