Thank you for your email dated 29 November where you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):
Data on hate crimes available on a monthly basis?
- a monthly breakdown starting from January 2015 until now (i.e. the latest data for 2016 published). The monthly total number of charges reported for each hate crime category
We do endeavour to provide information where we can, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's case management database is a live, operating database. It is designed to meet our business needs in relation to the processing of criminal cases, and the information within it is structured accordingly. We do not have a separate database, and hold only operational data needed for business purposes.
Please see Annex A for the information you requested.
FOI R014868 Annex A.pdf