Thematic bulletins Hate Crime

The PPS publishes annual statistics on Cases Involving Hate Crime. The statistics are 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 statistics include caseloads, prosecutorial decisions and the outcomes of prosecutions at court. Each statistical release provides figures for the latest financial year and includes comparisons for the previous financial year. The latest statistics for the 2022/23 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023) were published on 14th September 2023. Statistics for the 2023/24 financial year will be published in August/September 2024.

Opened/prosecuted/presented in Court as Aggravated by Hostility Statistics

Users are asked to note that the publication of statistics in respect of defendants whose cases were presented in court as ‘aggravated by hostility’ is currently suspended due to data quality concerns. Further information can be found here.

Hate Crime