Dear Lothian and Borders Police Constabulary,
Can the force confirm:
1.How many neo-Nazi/facist orientated graffiti was detected or reported by Operation Gladiator before it was disbanded.
2.How many crimes are known within the territory to have involved or suspected to involve fascist/neo-Nazi/combat 18 activity/The BNP between 2002 - 2012.
3. How many crimes took place within the territory with an anti-Semitic or anti-catholic characteristic between 2002 - 2012.
4. How many other anti-religious crimes have taken place between 2002 - 2012 within the territory.
5. How many racist crimes have taken place within the territory between 2002 - 1012.
6. Under what police divisions were most of these detection/reports take place as outlined within 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
7. A specific breakdown of statistics in regards questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 for division G.
Please confirm reception of this request.
Freedom of Information Request - Operation Gladiator
Thank you for your email dated 28 August 2012 regarding the above.
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires that when making a request for information an applicant must provide his or her name, together with an address for correspondence. While the Scottish Information Commissioner deems that an e-mail address is sufficient for the purposes of the Act, he has issued guidance which states that an applicant must provide his or her own name when making a request. The reason for this is that any appeal to the Court of Session in Scotland in connection with a request must be made using the true name of the applicant and this must be the name used in the original request to the public authority.
I would be grateful if you could provide this information, and a response to your FOI will be completed in due course.
Force Information Unit
Lothian and Borders Police
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