The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) maintains a central record of the number of defendants flagged as committing hate crime offences that were prosecuted and convicted through its Case Management System.
The table below shows the volume and proportion of hate crime prosecutions and convictions during each of the last three years.
2014 - 15
2015 - 16
2016 - 17
Data Source: Case Management Information System
The CPS does not hold a record of the number of reported incidents of hate crimes. Such information is recorded by the 43 police forces. The data reported in the table above shows prosecutions completed by the CPS after receipt of the case papers from the police.