Dear Merseyside Police,
The "What is a hate crime?" page of your website says:
"Not all hate incidents will amount to criminal offences, but it is equally important that these are reported and recorded by the police."
"Evidence of the hate element is not a requirement. You do not need to personally perceive the incident to be hate related."
"Even if you don’t know who verbally abused you, the information could still help us to improve how we police the area where the abuse took place."
Can you provide me with records/information of how reports of perceived hate incidents, not crimes, have been used to improve the areas where the incidents took place? If possible over the last 12 months.
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Dear Mr. Manmal,
Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 2019 - 1528 MERPOL (please quote in
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 17/12/2019. I note that you seek access to the
(Paraphrased) Information in connection with the recording of hate
Following receipt for your request searches were conducted within the
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
The searches located information relevant to your request which is shown
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