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Statistics & Research

Management Information Branch

The main aim of Management Information Branch is to provide the Public Prosecution Service with a professional statistics, research and consultancy service.

Currently we have a complement of three statisticians on loan from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

In this section you can find statistical information on key topic areas within the Public Prosecution Service. Simply click the link most appropriate to your needs on the menu to the left.

All of our published statistics comply with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and are produced in line with best practice. Additional information on this can be found under the Official Statistics link on the menu to the left.

A list of statistical publication dates is available.

Thematic Bulletins

The PPS publishes an annual statistical bulletin on Cases Involving Hate Crime. The latest bulletin was published on 23rd August 2018. It provides information for the full 2017/18 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018) and includes comparisons with 2016/17. Statistics for the financial year period 2018/19 will be published in August/September 2019.

A new annual statistical bulletin on Cases Involving Sexual Offences was published by the PPS on 26th April 2018. It provides information for the full 2016/17 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) and includes comparisons with 2015/16. Statistics for the financial year period 2017/18 will be published in September/October 2018.

Both of these publications are accessible via the menu on the left hand side, under the ‘Thematic Statistical Bulletins’ link.

An additional bulletin presenting the findings of the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey, “Perceptions of the Public Prosecution Service” was published on 6th September 2018. The bulletin provided information in respect of the latest survey, conducted between May and July 2018, and includes comparisons with the previous survey in 2017. Where appropriate, information from earlier years is also provided. This publication is accessible via the menu on the left hand side, under the ‘Surveys and Research’ link. Statistics for 2019 will be published in September/October 2019.

Quarterly Statistical Bulletin

The PPS also publishes a regular Quarterly Statistical Bulletin which presents an overview of caseloads, decisions and outcomes. These bulletins will be published at 9.30am on the following dates:

1. Statistical Bulletin Quarter 1 2018/19 (April to June 2018): Publication date 30th August 2018.

2. Statistical Bulletin Quarters 1-2 2018/19 (April to September 2018): Publication date 15th November 2018.

3. Statistical Bulletin Quarters 1-3 2018/19 (April to December 2018): Publication date 14th February 2019.

4. Statistical Bulletin Quarters 1-4 2018/19 (April 2018 to March 2019): Publication date 13th June 2019.

Previous Quarterly Statistical Bulletins can be found via the menu to the left.

Contact Us


If you have any queries regarding the statistical information produced by the PPS, or if you have an information request, please contact:

Policy and Information Unit
Public Prosecution Service
Belfast Chambers
93 Chichester Street

Telephone: 02890 897100
Deaf/hard of hearing (SMS): 07795 675528