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Hate Crime by Motivation Type, Offence Group, Ethnicity and Location 2018-2020

Date of request: January 15, 2021
Reference: 061/21

Request

I would like to request data on hate crime incidents reported 1/1/2018 through 31/12/2020. If possible, I would like a list of the incidents with the following information:

  • bias type
  • date of incident (alternatively: date reported)
  • crime type (aggravated assault, public alarm, fear, distress, etc.)
  • ethnicity of victim (self-reported by victim and perceived by police officer)
  • ethnicity of attacker
  • location

Response

Please find attached a breakdown of hate crimes and incidents recorded by the force within the timeframe requested. These have been further broken down into the hate crime type, date of occurrence, offence category, self-defined ethnicity of victim and offender, officer defined of ethnicity and local authority area.

The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting the data.

We are aware that a large number of individual’s ethnicities have not been recorded in the figures provided. Since October 2020 we have implemented changes in the aim of improving our reporting of ethnicity data and have included additional ethnic group categories from the standard 5 ethnic groups required by the Home Office. We now have 14 categories which include ethnic identities such as Gypsy Roma Traveller and Somalian.

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