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 2020/21 financial year (i.e. 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021) were published on 16th September 2021. Statistics for the 2021/22 financial year will be published in September 2022.

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