Dear Essex Police,

Under the FoI act I would like to submit the following for information.

During 2018, How many people classed as IC1/IC2 (combined) were arrested (charged or not) by officers of your force area for the following.

1. Breach of the peace
2. Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity
3. Section 5 of the POA

and during 2018, how many people classed as IC6 were arrested (charged or not) by officers of your force area for the same

1. Breach of the peace
2. Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity
3. Section 5 of the POA

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Info Rights Freedom Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
13306. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days.  The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit.  However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature. 

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests.  Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[1]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

                                                      

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Rights | Information Management | Strategic Change Directorate
| Essex Police

Telephone 01245 452 647
Address: Information Management, Information Rights, Essex Police HQ, PO
Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA 

General email address [3][Essex Police request email]  Please use this
email address for general enquiries for the Information Rights Team.

For specific requests use the relevant email address below.  Further help
and guidance can be access on the Essex Police website “Request
Information” Freedom of Information
[4][email address]

[5]cid:image001.png@01D4EA0F.18BBB1F0

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[6]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:
[7][email address]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [8]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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Info Rights Freedom Essex,

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Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the above
reference.

 

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) places two duties
on public authorities.  Unless exemptions apply, the first duty at Section
1(1)(a) is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a
request is held.  The second duty at Section 1(1)(b) is to disclose
information that has been confirmed as being held.  Where exemptions are
relied upon Section 17 of FOIA requires that we provide the applicant with
a notice which: a) states that fact b) specifies the exemption(s) in
question and c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the
exemption applies.

 

In respect of your enquiry:

 

Under the FoI act I would like to submit the following for information.

 

During 2018, How many people classed as IC1/IC2 (combined) were arrested
(charged or not) by officers of your force area for the following.

 

1. Breach of the peace

2. Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual
orientation or transgender identity 3. Section 5 of the POA

 

and during 2018, how many people classed as IC6 were arrested (charged or
not) by officers of your force area for the same

 

1. Breach of the peace

2. Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual
orientation or transgender identity 3. Section 5 of the POA

 

Having completed enquiries within Essex Police in respect of Section
1(1)(a), Essex Police does hold information relating to your request,
Essex Police can confirm in respect of Section 1(1)(b) the following data:

 

Caveat:  Essex Police can only extract the reasons for arrest by the
offence title, the offences relating to public order are either for
general harass/alarm/distress and the racially/religiously equivalents.
 We do not have additional hate crime motivation flags within the custody
system.

 

1.  Breach of the Peace is not a notifiable offence in England.  This data
is therefore, not recorded.

 

2.  Data provided for arrests made for Public Order Offences.  We are
unable to provide further detail as to whether the offences were
specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or
transgender identity.

 

IC1/
Reason for Arrest IC2
Public Order Act -
Sec 5 -
Religious/Racial 29
Public Order Act -Sec
5 -
Harass/Alarm/Distress 231
Total 260

 

1.  Breach of the Peace is not a notifiable offence in England.  This data
is therefore, not recorded.

 

2.  Data provided for arrests made for Public Order Offences.  We are
unable to provide further detail as to whether the offences were
specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or
transgender identity.

 

Reason for Arrest IC6
Public Order Act -
Sec 5 - 0
Religious/Racial
Public Order Act -Sec
5 - 1
Harass/Alarm/Distress
Total 1

 

Details of the Home Office Counting Rules can be found following the below
link:

 

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

 

Every effort is made to ensure that figures provided are accurate and
complete, however, Essex Police systems are designed primarily for the
management of individual cases and not primarily for the production of
statistical information.  Please note although data can be extracted from
a number of sources via database queries the results are subject to
inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system and could also
be inaccurate as a result of free text entry fields.  Care should be taken
to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are
taken into account when interpreting data.

 

Thank you for your interest in Essex Police.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Rights | Information Management | Strategic Change Directorate
| Essex Police

Telephone 01245 452647 | Email [2][email address]

Address: Information Management, Information Rights, Essex Police HQ, PO
Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA  (for Sat Nav directions, use CM2 6DN for HQ)

[3]cid:image001.png@01D4EA0F.18BBB1F0

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests: 
[4]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:
 [5][email address]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner.  Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police.

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [6]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

From: Info Rights Freedom Essex <[email address]>
Sent: 17 June 2019 11:23
To: Daniel Elliott <[FOI #583401 email]>
Subject: FOI - Reference 13306 - Public Order Offences & Offender
Ethnicity

 

Thank you for your enquiry which has been logged under the reference
13306.

Under the Freedom of Information Act we are required to reply within 20
working days. The Act does not specify a limit to the number of
information requests a public authority may receive or the number of
requests or questions an applicant may submit. However, there are
exemptions in the Act that can apply and these include where the cost of
complying with the request would extend beyond the reasonable cost limit,
(currently 18 hours or £450), or if the request is otherwise manifestly
unreasonable in its scope or nature.

 

Requests that ask a great many questions, or a number of detailed requests
submitted at the same time, may make it necessary for Essex Police to
refuse the requests wholly or in part. The exemption at s14 may be engaged
if the burden on the authority is increased through multiple requests on
differing subjects

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has responsibility for
providing oversight and guidance for the legislation and they have
produced advice for applicants on submitting effective requests. Further
information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at
[7]www.ico.gov.uk specific information relating to submitting a request
can be found at:
[8]https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/offici...

 

While we process your request, please take the time to consider the ICO’s
advice and whether you feel it may be beneficial to amend or refine your
request. Our team is happy to discuss your request with you and will be
able to provide advice as to what kind of information will be available
from Essex Police.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Information Rights | Information Management | Strategic Change Directorate
| Essex Police

Telephone 01245 452 647
Address: Information Management, Information Rights, Essex Police HQ, PO
Box 2, Chelmsford CM2 6DA

General email address [9][Essex Police request email] Please use this
email address for general enquiries for the Information Rights Team.

For specific requests use the relevant email address below. Further help
and guidance can be access on the Essex Police website “Request
Information” Freedom of Information
[10][email address]

[11]cid:image001.png@01D4EA0F.18BBB1F0

Please note, if you require further information or wish to resubmit a
request please refer to the information found on the Commissioner’s
website regarding submission of effective requests
[12]https://www.ico.org.uk/for_the_public/of...

 

Your right to complain

 

If you feel your request has not been properly handled, or you are
otherwise dissatisfied with the outcome of your request you have the right
to complain.

 

Complaints should be submitted within 20 working days from the date of
this response and should be addressed to the Senior Information Officer at
the above address or by email to:
[13][email address]

 

We will conduct a review to investigate your complaint and endeavour to
reply within 20 working days.

 

Please explain which aspect of the reply you are not satisfied with, and
if your complaint concerns the decision to apply an exemption it would
assist the review if you would outline why you believe the exemption does
not apply.

 

If you are still dissatisfied following our review, you have the right
under Section 50 of the Act to complain directly to the Information
Commissioner. Before considering your complaint, the Information
Commissioner would normally expect you to have exhausted the complaints
procedures provided by Essex Police

 

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF or via [14]https://ico.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

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