Disclosure Details

Hate Crime - 27/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request: 07/01/2012

Date of response: 06/02/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 7 January 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

Convictions for all race/racially motivated crimes (which would not be covered under the RRA legislation but are contrary to the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and The Public Order Act 1986).

I believe you may not hold data for convictions.  If this is the case would you be able to provide all detections and disposals that you hold in your records, e.g. charges arrests etc.

Could the information be provided for the following years, 2005, 2008, 2011.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

The figures provided in the document attached below are for racially and religiously motivated crime and are for individual recordable offences.  These includes the:-
- Number of ‘Recorded Crimes’ for each offence
- Number of ‘No Crimes’ for each offence
- Number of ‘Detections’ for each offence, broken down by method of detection (Charge/ Summons, Cautions, offences ‘Taken Into Consideration’ (TIC) previously recorded, TICs not previously recorded, Fixed Penalty Notices, Other)

A further document, also attached below, provides an explanation to the disposal methods of 'No Crime' and 'TIC'.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.


How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.

Downloads

FOI Complaint Rights Procedure_tcm4-28029
FOI 27-12 Statistics_tcm4-55897
FOI 27-12 No Crime & TIC_tcm4-55898