CST agrees national incident data sharing protocol with Police

March 25th, 2015 by CST

CST has signed an agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to share antisemitic incident data with Police forces across the UK.

CST already shares anonymised antisemitic incident data with the Metropolitan Police in London, Greater Manchester Police and Nottinghamshire Police. This agreement will enable this data sharing to be extended to other forces across the UK.

The ACPO statement about the agreements can be read here.

National Policing Lead for Hate Crime, Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said:

It is essential that we have the fullest picture of targeted hate crime so that we can put measures in place to protect victims and bring offenders to justice. In the UK, we have some of the best reporting structures in the world but we know that many crimes are never reported to authorities. It's vital that we share available data to give us the clearest picture of the extent of hostility.

CST Chief Executive David Delew said:

CST is proud of our close working partnership with the police across the UK. Our existing data sharing agreements are delivering real benefits for us all in our understanding of hate crime in local areas. This latest development will see those benefits replicated throughout the UK.

John Mann MP, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group to combat Antisemitism said:

This is an important and welcome step from the police. They are the first to implement one of the recommendations of our recent All-Party Parliamentary Report into Antisemitism and should be congratulated for doing so. Data sharing between the police and CST allows the UK to boast one of, if not, the best data set on antisemitism in the world. I am delighted that we continue to pave the way for others to act.

ACPO have signed a similar agreement with Tell MAMA, the organisation that records anti-Muslim hate crime. CST assisted in the creation of Tell MAMA, which is modelled on CST's work.

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