Daily Rates of Islamaphobic Hate Crimes Jan 2015 - Nov 2017

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Dear West Mercia Police,

Could you please provide me with the number of Islamaphobic hate crimes reported between 1st January 2015 and 30th November 2017 broken down by the date they were reported.

Yours faithfully,

Fraser Innes

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
Dear Mr Innes
 
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Dear Mr Innes
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NOs:  West Mercia Police 9122 and
Warwickshire Police 00997
I write in connection with your requests for information which were
received on 6^th December 2017.  Please find below the responses to your
requests for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police information:
Could you please provide me with the number of Islamaphobic hate crimes
reported between 1st January 2015 and 30th November 2017 broken down by
the date they were reported.
REPLY: Please be advised that the 'Event Aggravating Factor' of 'Religion
- Muslim' was not used until 2016 therefore searches have been conducted
for all offences recorded in West Mercia and Warwickshire between
01/01/2015 and 04/10/2017 for specific keywords relating to Islamaphobia
in the Modus Operandi (MO). Also for all offences recorded between
01/01/2015 and 04/10/2017 where the 'Event Aggravating Factor' is
'Religion - Muslim'.
A new recording system has been introduced by the forces since then and
this has been searched for all offences recorded between 04/10/2017 and
30/11/2017 where the 'Event Aggravating Factor' is 'Religion - Muslim'. 
Please note the required Markers to identify Islamaphobic attacks are not
yet used consistently in the new recording system - Athena, and this data
set may be under recorded.
Please see the attached tables for the results returned.
West Mercia Police 9122:
Warwickshire Police 00997:
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by our
SSI Department is as accurate as possible
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 R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
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[2]Putting Victims FirstPutting Victims First
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are committed to providing the
best possible service to our communities and putting victims at the heart
of everything we do.

For information on services and support given to our victims by us and our
criminal justice partners visit our websites:

Warwickshire Police: [3]www.warwickshire.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst
West Mercia Police: [4]www.westmercia.police.uk/puttingvictimsfirst

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