ODIHR Publishes 2015 Hate Crime Data

ODIHR has published its hate crime data for 2015. Forty-one participating States submitted information, along with 113 civil society groups covering incidents in 41 countries. Find out more here.

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2015 Hate Crime Data - Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about ODIHR's annual reporting on hate crime

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Using data to shed light: The importance of recording and reporting hate crimes

A Roma child is sprayed with acid in the streets of Naples. A kosher grocery store is ransacked on the margins of a protest. An African student is attacked in a Łódź club. Taken separately, these events can be seen as random attacks. Linking these disparate crimes together paints a wider portrait.

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What is hate crime

Hate crimes are criminal acts motivated by bias or prejudice towards particular groups of people. To be considered a hate crime, the offence must meet two criteria. The first is that the act constitutes an offence under criminal law. Secondly, the act must have been motivated by bias.


This website presents information from OSCE participating States, civil society and inter-governmental organizations about hate crime. Information is categorised by the bias motivations OSCE/ODIHR has been mandated to report on by participating States.

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