Dear West Mercia Police,

Could you please provide me with the total number of reported Islamophobic hate crimes for each year from 1st January 2013 to 31st May 2019. (Annual figures).

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Amber Mehmood

Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

Dear Ms Mehmood

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs: West Mercia Police 12063 
and Warwickshire Police 12064

 

I write in connection with your request for West Mercia Police and
Warwickshire Police information which was dated and received on 19^th June
2019 .

 

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Information Compliance, West Mercia Police

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Dear Ms Mehmood

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 12063
and Warwickshire Police 12064

I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 19^th June 2019.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:

Could you please provide me with the total number of reported Islamophobic
hate crimes for each year from 1st January 2013 to 31st May 2019. (Annual
figures).

 

REPLY:

West Mercia Police 12063

Warwickshire Police 12064

 

Please see attached tables.

 

Please also note that West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police changed
to a new recording system in 2017, hence the information for 2017 has been
provided in different tables.

The data for 01/01/2013 and 03/10/2017 has required the MOs to be checked
for what may be a hate crime and therefore may not be completely accurate.
Due to this, the data for the whole of 2017 has been provided from the new
recording system.

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.

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