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 2019/20 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020) and include comparisons for the equivalent period in 2018/19. Figures in respect of defendants who received enhanced sentences have also been included.
Users should note that figures in respect of defendants whose cases were presented in court as ‘aggravated by hostility’ (previously provided within Tables 9 and 10) are not included in this release. Further information can be found here.