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Hate Crime Reporting and Police Improvement

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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.

Yours faithfully,

Adul Manmal

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Dear  Mr. Manmal,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application DJ 2019 - 1528  MERPOL (please quote in
all correspondence)

 

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
following information:

 

(Paraphrased)  Information in connection with the recording of hate
incidents.

 

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
Police.

 

The searches located information relevant to your request which is shown
on the attached response table.

 

I have today been authorized by the Data Access Supervisor, the senior
decision maker in this case, to disclose the located information to you,
as attached. Please find attached above, the response table with
information.

 

Complaint Rights

 

Your attention is drawn to the information following this response, which
details your rights review and of complaint.           

 

Should you have any further inquiries concerning this matter, please write
or e-mail me, at the below address, quoting the reference number above.

 

Yours faithfully

 

D Jackson

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit (FOI)

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1675

E-mail:  [Merseyside Police request email]

 

Schedule(s) of disclosed information:   Please see attachment at the top
of the e-mail.

 

 

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