Bedfordshire Police Headquarters,
Woburn Road, Kempston,
Bedford, MK43 9AX
Telephone: 01234 842547
5th June 2019
REQUEST UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 Ref No: FOI2019/03064
I write in connection with your request for information received on 8th May. I note you seek access to the following information:
May you please supply me with the following information… Far right groups within the area
• I am looking to find out the number of reported incidents of crime committed by “facist”, “neo-nazi” or “far right” groups
• May you please provide the figures per calendar year between 2012 and 2018
• If possible, in each instance may you please provide detail on the nature of the crime reported i.e arson, neo-nazi graffiti, GBH etc
• I would like to know the outcome of each of the reported incident i.e convictions, charges dropped after victims chose not to support charges etc may you please provide the figures per year between 2012 and 2018
For the purposes of this FOI, the terms “far right”, “neo-nazi” or “facist group” relates to known extremist fringe groups including but not limited to: Britain First, BNP, English Defence League, Britannica Party, National Front, National Action, Combat 18, Racial Volunteer Force, English Democrats, Pegida UK, System Resistance Network, Generation Identity, North East Front Line Patriots, Order of Nine Angles, white nationalists etc
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 03064
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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