Thank you for your request dated 2 November 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:
“The number of hate crimes reported to Police Scotland in the period 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016
The number of hate crimes reported to Police Scotland in the period 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015
The number of hate crimes reported to Police Scotland in the period 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016
The number of hate crimes reported to Police Scotland in the period 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015
For all of these, please provide a breakdown of the number which refer to categories provided at annex 1 in of the COPFS document here: http://www.crownoffice.gov.uk/images/Documents/Equality_Diversity/Hate%20Crime%20in%20Scotland%202015-16.pdf (Race, Religiously aggravated offences, Disability aggravated offences, Sexual orientation aggravated offences, Transgender identity aggravated offences, The Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012)”
I also refer to our further e-mail correspondence on 8 November where you confirmed that you were content to proceed on the basis of the number of hate crimes reported to COPFS.
I now attach at Annex A tables providing the information you have requested, broken down into the categories requested. Please note that where a reported charge has more than one hate crime aggravation, it is included in the figures for each type of hate crime into which it falls.