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Federica Bordaberry

Dear West Midlands Police,

Under the FOI Act I would like to request the following information:

How many LGBT Hate Crimes have been reported in Birmingham for each of the past ten years, meaning from 2012 to the date (being that 19th October of 2022).

If allowed, I would like also a discrimination of that data regarding:
-Month report mas made
-Gender of person who reported
-Age of person who reported
-Police station where the report was submitted
-Area where the crime was reported to have happened
-Gender and/or age of reported offenders
-The type of crime (e.g. verbal abuse, physical assualt, etc.)

Please provide this information in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,
Federica Bordaberry

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Dear Federica Bordaberry,

 

FOI Request Reference: 1409A/22

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 19/10/2022.

 

REQUEST

 

How many LGBT Hate Crimes have been reported in Birmingham for each of the
past ten years, meaning from 2012 to the date (being that 19th October of
2022).

 

If allowed, I would like also a discrimination of that data regarding:

 

-Month report mas made

 

-Gender of person who reported

 

-Age of person who reported

 

-Police station where the report was submitted

 

-Area where the crime was reported to have happened

 

-Gender and/or age of reported offenders

 

-The type of crime (e.g. verbal abuse, physical assualt, etc.)

 

CLARIFICATION REQUIRED

 

I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we are
not certain that we have understood your request correctly.

 

Therefore, I should be grateful if you would clarify the following:

 

Where you have asked for the gender and age of the person who reported the
crime, do you mean the victim of the crime? Or are you asking about the
individual that actually reported the crime to the police? If it is the
latter, please be advised that we are unable to answer this as we don’t
have any recording fields to denote who reported the crime.

 

Please contact me if you need assistance with this.

 

To enable us to proceed with your request I would be grateful if you could
provide the clarification outlined above within 40 working days of this
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Yours sincerely,

 

Justine Barrett | Freedom of Information Officer
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Federica Bordaberry

Dear Justine Barrett,

Thank you for your clarification request. I am referring to the victim, not the person that reported the crime.
Any other clarification that you may need, do not hesitate in asking.

Yours sincerely,

Federica Bordaberry

Freedom of Information, West Midlands Police

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Dear Federica Bordaberry,

 

FOI Request Reference: 1409A/22

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 19/10/2022 and
clarification received 24/10/2022. I apologise for the late delivery of
this response.

 

REQUEST

 

How many LGBT Hate Crimes have been reported in Birmingham for each of the
past ten years, meaning from 2012 to the date (being that 19th October of
2022).

 

If allowed, I would like also a discrimination of that data regarding:

 

-Month report mas made

 

-Gender of person who reported

 

-Age of person who reported

 

-Police station where the report was submitted

 

-Area where the crime was reported to have happened

 

-Gender and/or age of reported offenders

 

-The type of crime (e.g. verbal abuse, physical assualt, etc.)

 

Please provide this information in spreadsheet format (CSV or XLS).

 

Clarification received 24/10/2022:

 

I am referring to the victim, not the person that reported the crime.

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find attached our response. However, please be advised that we are
unable to provide information for the ‘Police station where the report was
submitted’ because this is not a recording field on our systems.

 

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing
numbers of incidents/crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily
indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition,
the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time
can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on
incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of
future incidents in that area.

 

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and
complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been
extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police
purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is
subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes
and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting
those data.

 

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of
data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of
figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken
into account when those data are used.

 

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you
to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as
to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent
the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

 

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For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
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Please note that such an appeal must be received within 40 working days of
the date of this correspondence. Any such request received after this time
will only be considered at the discretion of the FOI Unit.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Justine Barrett | Freedom of Information Officer
Corporate Communications | West Midlands Police

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