Albania has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. Albania’s criminal code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and substantive provisions. Prosecutors are responsible for hate crime data collection.
Official country information
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced||About these data|
|2015||Not available||2||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
Civil society information
No information is available.
Racism and xenophobia
The OSCE Presence in Albania trained 120 police officers on addressing hate crimes and worked with the Albanian State Police to include a hate crime curriculum in the basic police school training courses. The OSCE Presence also supported the appointment of a State Police Focal Point on Hate Crimes.
Holy See information
The Holy See reported one case of arson against a church, motivated by anti-Christian bias.
ODIHR observes that Albania has not periodically reported to ODIHR the numbers of hate crimes recorded by police.