Added by Freedom of Information Team on 28 April 2016 at 10:38
I am writing an article about hate crime in the Bristol area. For this I am looking for information regarding the specific locations of where hate crimes occurred.
I would like this to still be ordered by type as well, i.e. racial... etc.
An address or a particular location on a street or co-ordinates. If possible I would also like this to go along with the date it occurred.
Please include most recent data available. No further back the beginning of 2015 is necessary.
If you could provide the street name, the moth and the nature of the crime (racial, sexual etc) and any details about the specifics of the crime.
We have previously advised you that we are unable to provide you with the specific details of the crime as to do so would reveal personal information. We advised you that we may be able to provide you with the street name, month and nature of the crime (i.e. racial, homophobic etc). Having reviewed this information, please be advised that this information provided together would highlight personal information. As such, the exemption applicable is Section 40(2) third party personal information. This is an Absolute exemption so therefore there is no requirement to conduct a harm or public interest test. Any information is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act if it relates to or is supplied by another individual and disclosure of that information would contravene any of the principles of the 1998 Data Protection Act, in this particular case, disclosure of this information would contravene Principles 1 and 2 of the Act, whereby personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and only obtained for one or more specified purpose or purposes.
In order to assist you, we are able to provide the total number of hate crimes recorded in the Bristol area by street and by hate crime type. The hate crime type has been provided where it has been recorded. Please note that one hate crime can be tagged with more than one type of hate motivation. Please find this information in the attached file.
FOI Ref: 309/16
Date of Request: 22.03.16