Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX Telephone: 01234 842547
1st August 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/04498
I write in connection with your request for information received on 12th July. I note you seek access to the following information:
1. How many disability hate crimes were recorded by your police force during the last financial year? (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) Please break down the total 18/19 disability hate crime figure by type of offence, e.g. Assault XX, Arson XX
2. How many reported disability hate crimes resulted in a prosecution? Please provide as figures (not a percentage) for the past three financial years
3. How many disability hate crimes over the past three financial years were committed by repeat offenders (of a previous disability hate crime)?
Please provide figures for each of the past three years Please also provide, for comparison, the equivalent repeat offenders figures for the same three financial years showing hate crimes relating to: sexual orientation or gender identity; religion or faith; race hate crime strands
I am required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (The Act) to handle all requests in a manner that is blind to the identity of the requestor. Any information released in response to a request is regarded as being published and therefore, in the public domain without caveat.
Attachment - Annex A FOI2019 04498
The numerical data presented in this response is an un-audited snapshot of un-published data sourced from "live" systems and is subject to the interpretation of the original request by the individual extracting the data.
Should you have any further enquiries concerning this matter please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the above reference number.
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