However, the increase is also down to a greater willingness on the part of alleged victims to come forward and report offences, as well as significant improvements in the way police record hate crimes.
Hate crimes in Britain surged by the highest amount on record previous year, according to Home Office figures released Tuesday, with the vote to leave the European Union a significant factor.
The Crown Prosecution Service noted in its report there the number of hate crime cases being referred by the police were still around 13,000 per year, nearly ten percent less than in 2014/15, leaving Jewish groups with concerns.
The figures indicate that the number of hate crimes has continued to rise since then, in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing, the London Bridge and Borough Market van-and-knife rampage, and the Finsbury Park van attack.
However CST director Mark Gardner said that while "obviously we want to see an increase in the number of successful prosecutions, not a decrease... the proportion of cases leading to conviction remains the same, so there is more detail to this than first appears".
Over 80,000 offences where hate crime was deemed a motivating factor were committed in England and Wales over the last 12 months - up from 62,518 in 2015/16.
The bulletin shows a rise in all five of the centrally monitored hate crime strands, which factors in improved policing, and the correct flagging of such crimes.
There was a further increase in recorded hate crime following the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack on March 22.
The report noted four spikes in racially or religiously aggravated offences: in June 2016 and March, May and June 2017.
Of that two per cent, race hate remains the largest single category (63 per cent) but makes up 79 per cent of the total hate crime.
The reduction in the number of prosecutions is likely to raise concerns that authorities are not doing enough to tackle hate crime.