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Bath and North East Somerset Hate Crime Reports Since 2015

Question

Please could you provide figures on the number of crime reports made since 2015 in Bath and North East Somerset which were marked as possible hate crimes. Please could these figures be provided for each calendar month, broken down by crime type and the monitored strands of: •Race •Religion •Sexual orientation •Disability •Transgender

Answer

In recent years, we have seen an increased level of reports of hate crime. As more victims feel confident about coming forward to report incidents, we expect these levels in Avon and Somerset to continue to increase. For us, that’s a tangible demonstration of their belief in us to tackle crime and bring offenders to justice.

The investigation around this type of crime is victim orientated. It is essential that when victims contact us that they can be confident that the investigation will take in to account what they want to happen and the outcome they are seeking.  We will support victims unequivocally from the point they report a crime and throughout the entire length of the investigation.

There is never an excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and this criminality will not be tolerated.

Please find the requested information in the attached file.

FOI reference: 1039/17.

Date of request: 17.08.17.

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