Hate Crimes: Anonymity March - June 2016

Stephen Green made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

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Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

I note your response to a previous FOI request: “Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016100000292” and your comment therein that “most of the increase is for non violent offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences present less evidential opportunities”

My request:

For the following Met categories within the time frame: March - June 2016

Anti-Semitic Offs
Faith Hate Crime Offs
Islamophobic Offs
Racist Hate Crime Offs
Racist and Religious Hate Crime Offs

Please indicate:

- What percentage of reports were either made anonymously or did not provide sufficient contact information for follow up.

- Severity Levels (injury, loss or damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and according to your internal classification methods

- The source of the reporting - at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone; by other third party*

* I note an MPS response to another historical FOI request suggested that data on the numbers of external “third party reporting” is not separately noted on the database and would have to be manually retrieved exceeding cost prohibitions. If this is still the case, please advise me but IGNORE this for the purposes of this request. Please though CONTINUE to advise on the data for True Vision and do not ignore this as part of this overall request.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Green

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Mr  Green

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017010001121

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 27/01/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* REQUEST 1: Freedom of Information request - Hate Crimes:  Anonymity
March - June 2016 I note your response to a previous FOI request:
“Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016100000292” and your
comment therein that “most of the increase is for non violent
offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences present less
evidential opportunities” My request: For the following Met categories
within the time frame: March - June 2016 Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate
Crime Offs Islamophobic Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and
Religious Hate Crime Offs Please indicate: - What percentage of
reports were either made anonymously or did not provide sufficient
contact information for follow up. - Severity Levels (injury, loss or
damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and according
to your internal classification methods - The source of the reporting
- at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone; by other third
party* * I note an MPS response to another historical FOI request
suggested that data on the numbers of external “third party reporting”
is not separately noted on the database and would have to be manually
retrieved exceeding cost prohibitions. If this is still the case,
please advise me but IGNORE this for the purposes of this request.
Please though CONTINUE to advise on the data for True Vision and do
not ignore this as part of this overall request.



* and
* REQUEST 2: Freedom of Information request - Hate Crime Reporting for
Race and Religion - January to October 2016 I note your response to a
previous FOI request: “Freedom of Information Request Reference No:
2016100000292” and your comment therein that “most of the increase is
for non violent offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences
present less evidential opportunities” My request: For the following
Met categories within that data: Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate Crime
Offs Islamophobic Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and Religious
Hate Crime Offs Please indicate: -        Severity Levels (injury,
loss or damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and
according to your internal classification methods -        The source
of the reporting  - at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone;
by other third party* -        What percentage of reports were either
anonymous or did not provide sufficient contact information for follow
up – perhaps the contact details were incorrect If this request is
still within your funding constraints please also indicate the number
proceeded against to avoid supplementary requests. * I note an MPS
response to another historical FOI request suggested that data on the
numbers of “third party reporting” is not separately noted on the
database and would have to be manually retrieved exceeding cost
prohibitions. If this is still the case, please advise me but IGNORE
this for the purposes of this request. Please though CONTINUE to
advise on the data for True Vision and do not ignore this as part of
this overall request.

Your request will now be considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  You will receive a response within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.  

If you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please contact
us at [email address] or on the phone at 0207 161 3500, quoting the
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will be able to pass on a message and/or advise you of the relevant
contact details.

Yours sincerely

Peter Deja
Support Officer - Freedom of Information Triage Team
 
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London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

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complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

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the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
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accordance with the requirements of the Act.

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please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

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Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

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this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Dear Mr Green

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017010001121

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 27/01/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* REQUEST 1: Freedom of Information request - Hate Crimes:  Anonymity
March - June 2016 I note your response to a previous FOI request:
“Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016100000292” and your
comment therein that “most of the increase is for non violent
offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences present less
evidential opportunities” My request: For the following Met categories
within the time frame: March - June 2016 Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate
Crime Offs Islamophobic Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and
Religious Hate Crime Offs Please indicate: - What percentage of
reports were either made anonymously or did not provide sufficient
contact information for follow up. - Severity Levels (injury, loss or
damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and according
to your internal classification methods - The source of the reporting
- at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone; by other third
party* * I note an MPS response to another historical FOI request
suggested that data on the numbers of external “third party reporting”
is not separately noted on the database and would have to be manually
retrieved exceeding cost prohibitions. If this is still the case,
please advise me but IGNORE this for the purposes of this request.
Please though CONTINUE to advise on the data for True Vision and do
not ignore this as part of this overall request. REQUEST 2: Freedom of
Information request - Hate Crime Reporting for Race and Religion -
January to October 2016 I note your response to a previous FOI
request: “Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016100000292”
and your comment therein that “most of the increase is for non violent
offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences present less
evidential opportunities” My request: For the following Met categories
within that data: Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate Crime Offs Islamophobic
Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and Religious Hate Crime Offs
Please indicate: -        Severity Levels (injury, loss or damage to
property, verbal etc) held within your system and according to your
internal classification methods -        The source of the reporting
 - at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone; by other third
party* -        What percentage of reports were either anonymous or
did not provide sufficient contact information for follow up – perhaps
the contact details were incorrect If this request is still within
your funding constraints please also indicate the number proceeded
against to avoid supplementary requests. * I note an MPS response to
another historical FOI request suggested that data on the numbers of
“third party reporting” is not separately noted on the database and
would have to be manually retrieved exceeding cost prohibitions. If
this is still the case, please advise me but IGNORE this for the
purposes of this request. Please though CONTINUE to advise on the data
for True Vision and do not ignore this as part of this overall
request.

Your request is being considered in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (the Act).  We endeavour to respond to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act.
 However I would like to inform you that we are experiencing problems with
the various IT systems we need to interogate in order to look into your
request fully so a delay in responding to your request is likely. May I
ask that you bare with us and accept my apology for the delay and any
inconvenience caused.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Maureen McGuire
Quality and Assurance Advisor
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

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copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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Dear Mr Green

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2017010001121

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 27/01/2017.  I note you seek
access to the following information:

* REQUEST 1: Freedom of Information request - Hate Crimes:  Anonymity
March - June 2016 I note your response to a previous FOI request:
“Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2016100000292” and your
comment therein that “most of the increase is for non violent
offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences present less
evidential opportunities” My request: For the following Met categories
within the time frame: March - June 2016 Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate
Crime Offs Islamophobic Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and
Religious Hate Crime Offs Please indicate: - What percentage of
reports were either made anonymously or did not provide sufficient
contact information for follow up. - Severity Levels (injury, loss or
damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and according
to your internal classification methods - The source of the reporting
- at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone; by other third
party* * I note an MPS response to another historical FOI request
suggested that data on the numbers of external “third party reporting”
is not separately noted on the database and would have to be manually
retrieved exceeding cost prohibitions. If this is still the case,
please advise me but IGNORE this for the purposes of this request.
Please though CONTINUE to advise on the data for True Vision and do
not ignore this as part of this overall request.

* REQUEST 2: Freedom of Information request - Hate Crime Reporting for
Race and Religion - January to October 2016 I note your response to a
previous FOI request: “Freedom of Information Request Reference No:
2016100000292” and your comment therein that “most of the increase is
for non violent offences” and that “many of these non-violent offences
present less evidential opportunities” My request: For the following
Met categories within that data: Anti-Semitic Offs Faith Hate Crime
Offs Islamophobic Offs Racist Hate Crime Offs Racist and Religious
Hate Crime Offs Please indicate: -        Severity Levels (injury,
loss or damage to property, verbal etc) held within your system and
according to your internal classification methods -        The source
of the reporting  - at a police station; via TrueVision; by telephone;
by other third party* -        What percentage of reports were either
anonymous or did not provide sufficient contact information for follow
up – perhaps the contact details were incorrect If this request is
still within your funding constraints please also indicate the number
proceeded against to avoid supplementary requests. * I note an MPS
response to another historical FOI request suggested that data on the
numbers of “third party reporting” is not separately noted on the
database and would have to be manually retrieved exceeding cost
prohibitions. If this is still the case, please advise me but IGNORE
this for the purposes of this request. Please though CONTINUE to
advise on the data for True Vision and do not ignore this as part of
this overall request. .

SEARCHES TO LOCATE INFORMATION

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted
within the MPS.  The searches located information relevant to your
request.

DECISION

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you in full.

Please find attached information pursuant to your request above.

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter, please
contact me via email at [email address], quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely

Maureen McGuire
Information Manager
Information Rights Unit

In complying with their statutory duty under sections 1 and 11 of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 to release the enclosed information, the
Metropolitan Police Service will not breach the Copyright, Designs and
Patents Act 1988. However, the rights of the copyright owner of the
enclosed information will continue to be protected by law.  Applications
for the copyright owner's written permission to reproduce any part of the
attached information should be addressed to MPS Directorate of Legal
Services, 10 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NR.
 
COMPLAINT RIGHTS

Are you unhappy with how your request has been handled or do you think the
decision is incorrect?

You have the right to require the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to
review their decision.

Prior to lodging a formal complaint you are welcome to discuss the
response with the case officer who dealt with your request.  

Complaint

If you are dissatisfied with the handling procedures or the decision of
the MPS made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) regarding
access to information you can lodge a complaint with the MPS to have the
decision reviewed.

Complaints should be made in writing, within forty (40) working days from
the date of the refusal notice, and addressed to:

FOI Complaint
Information Rights Unit
PO Box 57192
London
SW6 1SF
[email address]

In all possible circumstances the MPS will aim to respond to your
complaint within 20 working days.

The Information Commissioner

After lodging a complaint with the MPS if you are still dissatisfied with
the decision you may make application to the Information Commissioner for
a decision on whether the request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act.

For information on how to make application to the Information Commissioner
please visit their website at www.ico.org.uk.  Alternatively, write to or
phone:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets and in your
communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are
here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.

 

Consider our environment - please do not print this email unless
absolutely necessary.

NOTICE - This email and any attachments may be confidential, subject to
copyright and/or legal privilege and are intended solely for the use of
the intended recipient. If you have received this email in error, please
notify the sender and delete it from your system.  To avoid incurring
legal liabilities, you must not distribute or copy the information in this
email without the permission of the sender. MPS communication systems are
monitored to the extent permitted by law.  Consequently, any email and/or
attachments may be read by monitoring staff. Only specified personnel are
authorised to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of the MPS by
email. The MPS accepts no responsibility for unauthorised agreements
reached with other employees or agents.  The security of this email and
any attachments cannot be guaranteed. Email messages are routinely scanned
but malicious software infection and corruption of content can still occur
during transmission over the Internet. Any views or opinions expressed in
this communication are solely those of the author and do not necessarily
represent those of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

 

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