This bulletin is set out in two parts:
In Part One, Tables 1 – 6 present key statistics in relation to cases involving hate crime submitted to the PPS by the PSNI.
In Part Two, Tables 7 - 10 present key statistics in relation to cases considered by a prosecutor to have involved hate crime which was ‘aggravated by hostility’.
The statistical information provided in this bulletin includes caseloads, prosecutorial decisions and the outcomes of prosecutions at court. Figures are provided for the full 2016/17 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017) and include comparisons for the equivalent period in 2015/16. Figures in respect of defendants whose cases were presented in court as ‘aggravated by hostility’ and the number who received enhanced sentences have also been included.