Victòria Oliveres

Dear West Midlands Police,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like you to provide me with the following information:

- The hate crimes and incidents recorded monthly and the number of them flagged as online crime. From each, the total number and the breakdown by monitored strand (race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender – or other classification available) and by offence type (violence against the person, public order offences, criminal damage and arson… - or other classification available), for the calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

- In the cases classified as religious hate crime, the breakdown by the perceived (by the offender) religion (or belief or faith) of the victim.

- The date since when the online crime flag is being used by this police force.

I would like to receive that information in an electronic format, preferably in .xlsx or .csv.

If the information requested is not clear enough or if the cost of compliance exceeds the appropriate limit, I would appreciate your assistance in rewriting or narrowing down my search terms.

Yours faithfully,

Victòria Oliveres

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Freedom of Information,

Dear Ms Oliveres

FOI Request Reference: 2277/18

Thank you for your request for information, received 27/02/2018.

REQUEST

-The hate crimes and incidents recorded monthly and the number of them flagged as online crime. From each, the total number and the breakdown by monitored strand (race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender – or other classification available) and by offence type (violence against the person, public order offences, criminal damage and arson… - or other classification available), for the calendar years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

-In the cases classified as religious hate crime, the breakdown by the perceived (by the offender) religion (or belief or faith) of the victim.

-The date since when the online crime flag is being used by this police force.

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 confirm if you are interested only in online crime or all hate crime broken down by monitored strand and offence type?

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. After receiving your reply, your request will be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, as defined by the Act, subject to the application of any statutory exemptions. If you choose not to respond then your request will remain unanswered.

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our publication scheme and disclosure log

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If you need any further information please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Mobberley
Freedom of Information Unit
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Victòria Oliveres

Dear Freedom of Information,

I am interested in both online crime and all hate crime, both broken down by monitored strand and offence type.

Yours sincerely,

Victòria Oliveres

Victòria Oliveres

Dear West Midlands Police,

I am interested in both online crime and all hate crime, both broken down by monitored strand and offence type.

Yours faithfully,

Victòria Oliveres

Freedom of Information,

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Dear Ms Oliveres

 

 

 

FOI Request Reference: 2277/18

 

Thank you for your request for information, received 27/02/2018.

 

REQUEST

 

I would like you to provide me with the following information:

 

-The hate crimes and incidents recorded monthly and the number of them
flagged as online crime. From each, the total number and the breakdown by
monitored strand (race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and
transgender – or other classification available) and by offence type
(violence against the person, public order offences, criminal damage and
arson… - or other classification available), for the calendar years 2015,
2016 and 2017.

 

-In the cases classified as religious hate crime, the breakdown by the
perceived (by the offender) religion (or belief or faith) of the victim.

 

-The date since when the online crime flag is being used by this police
force.

 

 

RESPONSE

 

Please find below and attached our response.

 

The date since when the online crime flag is being used by this police
force - 2014

 

 

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.

 

As recommended as good practice by the Information Commissioner’s Office a
version of this response may be published on the West Midlands Police
website.

 

For further information and data on West Midlands Police see our
publication scheme and disclosure log

 

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Your attention is drawn to your right to request a re-examination of your
case under West Midlands Police review procedure, which can be found at:

 

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Please note that such an appeal must be received within 20 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.

 

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Mobberley

Freedom of Information Unit

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emergency response, please call 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

 

Internal: 801 2068

External: 101 ext 801 2068

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Victòria Oliveres

Dear Andrea Mobberley,

In relation to the FOI Request Reference: 2277/18, I didn't receive the monthly breakdown per hate strand of the hate crimes with an online flag, as asked in question 2.

Can I be provided with this information?

Yours sincerely,

Victòria Oliveres

Freedom of Information,

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for any reason you will be notified as soon as possible.
 
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you should make a subject access request to the Data Protection Unit.  You
can do this by completing a WA162 form, which is available on the West
Midlands Police website.  Search the West Midlands Police website for
'Subject Access' or go directly to this page:
 
[1]https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/get-...
 
If you require further information please contact 101 and ask for the
Freedom of Information Unit.
 
You might find what you are looking for on our website:
[2]http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/
 
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non-emergency number: 101.
 
In an emergency, for example where life is in danger or a crime in
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or confidential information. If received in error, please notify the
originator immediately. Any unauthorised use, disclosure, copying or
alteration of this email is strictly forbidden. Views or opinions
expressed in this email do not necessarily represent those of West
Midlands Police. All West Midlands Police email activity is monitored for
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responsibility is accepted by West Midlands Police for any loss or damage
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Freedom of Information,

Good Afternoon Ms Oliveres

I apologise for the delay in getting back to you. I am working on the data and will respond to you as soon as possible.

Kind Regards

Andrea Mobberley
Freedom of Information Unit
Corporate Communications
To report crime and anti-social behaviour which does not require an emergency response, please call 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

Internal: 801 2068
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Good Afternoon Ms Oliveres

Thank you for your email and I apologise for the delay in responding. Having looked at the data again I can confirm that the data you are referring to was actually provided to you by month and year, I have attached another copy for your information.

Kind Regards

Andrea Mobberley
Freedom of Information Unit
Corporate Communications
To report crime and anti-social behaviour which does not require an emergency response, please call 101. In an emergency, dial 999.

Internal: 801 2068
External: 101 ext 801 2068
[mobile number]

[email address]

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WMNow: www.wmnow.co.uk/
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From: Victòria Oliveres [mailto:[FOI #467694 email]]
Sent: 21 May 2018 18:42
To: Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Re: FOI REQUEST (REF: 2277/18)

Dear Andrea Mobberley,

In relation to the FOI Request Reference: 2277/18, I didn't receive the monthly breakdown per hate strand of the hate crimes with an online flag, as asked in question 2.

Can I be provided with this information?

Yours sincerely,

Victòria Oliveres

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