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Race Hate Crime Reports from 22 June 2016

Question

Please confirm the number of incidents of race hate crime that have been reported in the 12 months up to and including 22 June 2016, broken down month by month.

Please confirm the number of race hate crime incidents reported since 22 June 2016 to date.

Please state the outcome of each report, e.g. no further action, caution, prosecution etc, the action taken by the police. A total per category is acceptable.

 

Answer

Over the past two 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.

We promise to continue to work together with our partner agencies every day to make the communities of Avon and Somerset be safe and feel safe. More than ever we want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take their reports seriously and make sure they get all the support they need.

Please find the information attached. Please be aware that we have provided the information for the date ranges requested. Therefore the figures provided do not always represent a full month of reported hate crime incidents.

 

FOI reference: 900/16.

Date of request: 08.07.16.

 

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