Dear West Midlands Police,

Could you please provide me with the total number of reported Islamophobic hate crimes for each year from 1st January 2013 to 31st May 2019. (Annual figures).

I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Amber Mehmood

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Dear Ms Mehmood

 

FOI Request Reference: 011018/19

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 19/06/2019.

 

REQUEST

 

Could you please provide me with the total number of reported Islamophobic
hate crimes for each year from 1st January 2013 to 31st May 2019. (Annual
figures).

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find our response below and be advised that the hate crime marker
was not introduced until April 2014, therefore, we cannot provide data
prior to this date.

 

Year Total
2014 44
2015 65
2016 50
2017 89
2018 74
2019 49

 

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