Matthew Thompson

Dear West Mercia Police,

I would like to make the following request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please tell me the number of hate crimes recorded at schools and colleges in each calendar year for the past 5 years, broken down by month? I appreciate that the 2019 year is not yet complete, but even partial data for this year would be acceptable.

And could you also provide a breakdown of the description of the hate crime (race, sexuality etc) for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Thompson

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Dear Mathew-

Thank you for your email I have sent this to information team .There is a form on line on west mercia web site for this information if you go onto www.westmercia police and in search put in Freedom of information it will take you to the form I hope this has helped you

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From: Matthew Thompson [mailto:[FOI #573781 email]]
Sent: 03 May 2019 12:22
To: Contact Us WMP
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Hate crime in schools and colleges

Dear West Mercia Police,

I would like to make the following request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Could you please tell me the number of hate crimes recorded at schools and colleges in each calendar year for the past 5 years, broken down by month? I appreciate that the 2019 year is not yet complete, but even partial data for this year would be acceptable.

And could you also provide a breakdown of the description of the hate crime (race, sexuality etc) for each year?

Yours faithfully,

Matthew Thompson

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Thompson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 11789 and
Warwickshire Police 11790

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received on 3^rd May
2019.

 

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act). 

 

Please note that due to an unprecedented number of requests being received
for subject access and FOI, for the foreseeable future requests are now
being triaged and addressed in the following order; Subject Access
requests and then FOI requests.  Every effort will be made to meet our
statutory timescales for responses, subject to the information not being
exempt or containing a reference to a third party. and we ask for your
understanding.

We will aim to provide the information within 20 working days as required
by the Freedom of Information Act.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of the
information you request.  If this is the case you will be informed and the 20
working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment from you. If
you chose not to make payment then your request will remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Compliance Administrator

Information Compliance Unit

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Internal ext:  2545

Direct Line 01905 331545

 

Dear Information Compliance,

Your response to my request is now considerably beyond the statutory deadline. I would appreciate a response soonest.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Thompson

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Thompson,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 11874 –
Internal review

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email of 16 July 2019 requesting an internal
review of your FOI request.

 

You will receive a response within 20 working days unless there are
exceptional circumstances.

 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

 

Kind regards,

 

David

 

David COLE, Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit 60405

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Tel 101 x2785

Email [1][West Mercia Police request email]

Post Information Compliance Unit, PO Box 55, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

[2]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[3]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law.  Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

 

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West Mercia Police Headquarters

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Hindlip Hall

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Fax:  01625 524 510

 

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

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Dear Mr Thompson

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 11789
and Warwickshire Police 11790

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 3^rd May 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

Could you please tell me the number of hate crimes recorded at schools and
colleges in each calendar year for the past 5 years, broken down by month?
I appreciate that the 2019 year is not yet complete, but even partial data
for this year would be acceptable.

 

And could you also provide a breakdown of the description of the hate
crime (race, sexuality etc) for each year?

 

REPLY:

West Mercia Police 11789

Warwickshire Police 11790

Please see attached tables.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by our
ASI department is as accurate as possible.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

Your attention is drawn to the below which details your right of
complaint.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please write
or telephone the Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number
above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S Biddle

Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

PO Box 55

Hindlip

Worcester

WR3 8SP

01905 331545 / 331565 / 331559

 

 

West Mercia Police in complying with their statutory duty under sections 1
and 11 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed
information will not breach the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
However, the rights of the copyright owner of the enclosed information
will continue to be protected by law. Applications for the copyright
owner’s written permission to reproduce any part of the attached
information should be addressed to The Force Solicitor, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, PO Box 55, Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP.

COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require West Mercia Police (WMP) to review their
decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome and encouraged to
discuss the decision with the person that dealt with your request.

Ask to have the decision looked at again -

The quickest and easiest way to have the decision looked at again is to
contact the person named at the end of your decision letter.

That person will be able to discuss the decision, explain any issues and
assist with any problems.

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
WMP made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information, you can lodge a complaint with WMP to have the
decision reviewed. WMP must be notified of your intention to complain
within 20 working days of the date of its response to your Freedom of
Information request. Complaints should be made in writing and addressed
to:

West Mercia Police Headquarters

Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip Hall

Hindlip

PO Box 55

Worcester

WR3 8SP

or

Email:  [West Mercia Police request email]

In all possible circumstances, WMP will aim to respond to your complaint
within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with WMP if you are still dissatisfied with the
decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for a
decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at https://ico.org.uk/ Alternatively, phone or
write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Phone: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number

Fax:    01625 524 510

 

 

 

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Mr Thompson,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 11789
and Warwickshire Police 11790 – Internal review

 

I write further to our acknowledgement of 17 July 2019 and your request
for an internal review of your FOI request.

 

Request for internal review

 

You have sought an internal review of the way your request has been
handled.

 

Decision of internal review

 

Your request for information has now been responded to.  I apologise that
you did not receive a response to your request within 20 working days as
stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”).  We have
been dealing with an large volume of requests which we have been working
through as quickly as possible.

 

 

I hope that this now answers your request for information in full.  Should
you have any further queries concerning this matter, please contact the
Information Compliance Unit quoting the reference number above.

 

If you remain unsatisfied with the outcome of this internal review you
have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner.  Their contact
details are outlined below.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

David

 

David COLE, Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit 60405

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Tel 101 x2785

Email [1][West Mercia Police request email]

Post Information Compliance Unit, PO Box 55, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

[2]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[3]www.westmercia.police.uk

 

The Information Commissioner

 

If after lodging a complaint with WMP you are still dissatisfied with the
decision, you may make application to the Information Commissioner (ICO)
for a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their [4]website.  Alternatively, you can contact the ICO in
writing or via phone:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel:  0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545745 (national rate)

Fax:  01625 524 510

 

 

David COLE, Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit 60405

Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police

Tel 101 x2785

Email [5][West Mercia Police request email]

Post Information Compliance Unit, PO Box 55, West Mercia Police
Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, Worcester, WR3 8SP

[6]www.warwickshire.police.uk

[7]www.westmercia.police.uk

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