Daily Rates of Islamaphobic Hate Crimes Jan 2015 - Nov 2017

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Dear Police Service of Northern Ireland,

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

Police Service of Northern Ireland

This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

7th December 2017

Dear Mr. Innes,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 6th December
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 6th December 2017.  I note you seek access to the following
information:

Reports of Islamaphobic Hate Crimes 1 January 2015 - 30th November 2017

This request will be dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A response should be sent to you within 20 working
days, however I would like to advise you that PSNI are currently
experiencing a delay in the processing of requests and we aim to respond
to your request as soon as possible.

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Yours sincerely,

Jane

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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This e-mail has been marked OFFICIAL [PUBLIC];

Subject:        FOI-2017-03344

9th February 2018

Dear Mr. Innes,

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

I write in connection with your request for information dated 6th December
2017 which was received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland on  6th
December 2017 concerning:

Reports of Islamaphobic Hate Crimes 1 January 2015 - 30th November 2017

Please find attached response to your request. Please accept my apologies
for the delay.

 

Yours sincerely

Kim

FOI Decision Maker
FOI Unit
PSNI HQ Brooklyn

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