Racist incidents after Brexit

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Dear Sussex Police,

I would like to request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Please could you provide a summary of the number of ‘racist incidents’ and ‘racially motivated hate crimes’ taking place in each of the wards inside your police force area (or, if that is not possible, another small geographic area, such as policing neighbourhood, postcode or census output area) after the Brexit vote (24th June 2016).

If information about the ethnicity of the victim is available, please provide the same information.

Please acknowledge that this letter has been received and logged.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Pole

Dear Sussex Police,

Also, could I have the crime statistics for one year prior to the Brexit vote. per month, as well as after the Brexit vote, with a breakdown of crime per month.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Pole

Sussex Police


Your Ref: Freedom of Information request - Racist incidents after Brexit

Our Ref: FOI/1064/17

Contact Name: Roger Brace FOI Officer

Contact number: 101 ext 545251

Dear Matt,

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Dear Sussex Police,

By law, under all circumstances, Sussex Police should have responded by now . Please respond promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Pole

Sussex Police

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