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FOI 208 - Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centres

FOI Request

:: Does the commissioner's office fund third party hate crime reporting centres?

:: How much money has been put spent on the centres in 2016, 2017 and so far in 2018?

:: How many centres are in the police force area?

:: For 2016, 2017, and so far in 2018 how many hate crime reports came from the centres?


PCC Response

I can confirm that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland does hold some of this information.

1. While the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) runs a comprehensive third party reporting centre scheme, there is no funding provided to these centres.

You can find out more about the scheme on our website: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Victim-Services/Hate-Crime-and-How-to-Report-It.aspx

2. The OPCC does not fund hate crime reporting centres.

3. I am refusing this part of your request under Section 21 of the FOIA, as this information is readily accessible elsewhere.

The below link from the PCC’s website provides an up-to-date list of the existing third party reporting centres across the Cleveland area: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/Document-Library/Hate-Crime/TPRC-november-2018.pdf

4. The Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has no recorded information on this subject.

Section 16 of the Act requires me to assist you in finding the information you seek. 

To that end, the information you are seeking is held by Cleveland Police. Please advise within 14 working days if you would like to me to pass this part of your request to their FOI team.


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