Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported hate crime data to ODIHR. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina's criminal code includes penalty enhancements for specific offences. The criminal code of the Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina includes a general penalty-enhancement provision. Republika Srpska's criminal code contains a statutory definition of a hate crime and general and specific penalty enhancements. Hate crime data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, the police, the Prosecutor's Office, High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council and the State Investigation and Protection Agency. Victimization surveys are conducted which include questions about hate crimes.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 Not available Not available Not available
2016 Not available Not available Not available
2015 24 12 3
2014 200 36 23
2013 350 77 88

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Bosnia and Herzegovina has not reported hate crime data disaggregated by bias motivation to ODIHR.