Armenia has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. Armenia's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the police, the General Prosecutor's Office and the Ombudsman's Office.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced||About these data|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
In its "Concluding observations on the combined seventh to eleventh periodic reports of Armenia," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended the introduction of a separate definition of hate crime, and its prohibition in Armenian criminal law.
ODIHR observes – in the context of the disparity between reported official and IGO/NGO information – that reliable data can only be collected through mechanisms that capture all cases reported to law enforcement, and that victims should be encouraged to report hate crimes.