Crime statistics for specific crime types

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Dear Northumbria Police,

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

During 2018, How many people classed as IC1/IC2 (White - North European and White - South European 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, Arab or North African, 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

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

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Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

 

Thank you for your email dated 17 June 2019 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 at the time of a request, by a Public Authority
(including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

 

You asked:

 

1.    During 2018 how many people classed as IC1/IC2 (White - North
European and White - South European combined) were arrested (charged or
not) by officers of your force area for the following:

 

a)    Breach of the peace.

 

b)    Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual
orientation or transgender identity

 

c)    Section 5 of the POA.

 

2.    During 2018, how many people classed as IC6, Arab or North African,
were arrested (charged or not) by officers of your force area for the
same:

 

a)    Breach of the peace.

 

b)    Hate Speech specifically against disability, race, religion, sexual
orientation or transgender identity

 

c)    Section 5 of the POA.

 

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I
provide a response for your attention.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the
Corporate Development Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm
that the information you have requested is held, in part, by Northumbria
Police.

 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

 

Please note that this data is collated using arrest records for people
arrested in 2018 for offences relating to breach of the peace and public
order.  We cannot provide a number for hate speech specifically as this
information is not held, however we can provide totals for arrests for
breach of the peace and public order that are linked to a hate motivated
offence.

 

1.    a)   1,716

Of which 11 were relating to hate motivated offences:

Race Faith Disability Homophobic Transgender
10 1 0 0 0

           

b)    See 1 above.

 

c)    406.

            Of which 0 were relating to hate motivated offences.

 

2.    a)   3.

Of which 0 were relating to hate motivated offences.

 

b)    See 2a) above.

 

c)    1

Of which 0 were relating to hate motivated offences.

 

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specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an
indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another.
Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the
procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses
between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative
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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for disclosing the information requested.

I wonder if you would be so kind as to send the information as either a word document or a PDF as the formatting has been completely lost in this response and it is difficult to understand.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Elliott

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Northumbria Police

Daniel
Please refer to the Northumbria Police Disclosure Log as this request is now published there, and checks have confirmed the format is as when sent from us.
A search on the reference number (as attached to your disclosure) will bring it back for you and the link to the Log is provided in your original response

Regards
FOI team

'Northumbria Police will be outstanding in the service we provide'

'We will do this through protecting the Vulnerable, delivering quality Investigations and applying Problem solving to everything we do to protect the communities we serve.'

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