Belgium

Belgium regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Belgium's Criminal Code includes several penalty-enhancement provisions for specific offences. The data reported to ODIHR do not present cases of hate crime, incitement to hatred and discrimination separately. Hate crime data are collected by law enforcement agencies, the Prosecutor's Office and the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR).

SELECT YEAR

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 Not available Not available Not available
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available
2013 375 822 45
2012 615 893 66

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Belgium has not periodically reported reliable information and statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.