Dear Devon and Cornwall Constabulary,

I’m writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act to request statistics on the number of hate crimes reported to your Constabulary. I’m building a study which details the changes in hate-crime behaviour in the last 10 years across the UK.

I want to know these three things:

1. The total number of reported hate-crimes in your Constabulary each year from January 1st 2009 to November 31st 2019.

2. From those cases above, how many resulted in a conviction?

3. Out of these hate-crimes, do you have statistics on how many were incidents of racism? If so, can this figure be included for each month?

I understand this may be quite the task to put these figures together, I’m willing to accept a small but reasonable delay in getting the figures back.

Thank you for your time in reading, responding and hopefully delivering my request.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Robinson

FOI, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Dear Mr Robinson,

Please find attached the response to your above numbered Freedom of
Information Request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Steve Hawkins
Alliance Freedom of Information Officer

Devon & Cornwall Police Headquarters, Middlemoor

 

Tel 01392 226770
[1][Devon and Cornwall Constabulary request email]

 

Alliance Information Management Department

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

Working together to serve the public

 

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