Dear West Yorkshire 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

Now, as I understand it, there is no specific offence of “Hate Speech”, so to clarify...

Any crime with a perceived hate element will have a prejudice marker (race, religion, disability, etc.) attached to the crime report; You would have information on all hate crimes recorded in 2018 with prejudice markers attached.

If you can supply this information broken down by offence and with the requested suspect ethnicities and by reporting on all offences, this should pick up any of the public order offences too.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Elliott

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

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Dear D. Elliott,

Thank you for your request for information which has been logged today.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject to the information not being exempt.

If you no longer require the information, please inform us at your earliest convenience.

Kind regards
Emily Dawson
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Tel. 01924 296006

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please note that the specified time frame for completing this request has passed without explanation or request for additional time.

Please look into this at your earliest convenience and get back to me.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Elliott

Freedom of Information, West Yorkshire Police

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Dear Mr Elliott

 

Please see the attached documents in relation to your request.

 

Kind regards

Gemma Burton

Disclosure Officer

Information Management

Tel. 01924 296006

 

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