Croatia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Croatia's hate crime laws are a combination of a general penalty-enhancement provision and penalty-enhancement provisions for specific offences. Croatia's criminal code also includes a statutory definition of hate crime. Hate crime data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, the Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities. Data on hate crime are regularly published by the Government's Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 35 37 7
2015 24 27 7
2014 22 60 6
2013 35 57 8
2012 17 19 15

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

In 2015, Croatia made hate crime data publically available for the first time. Data can be found on the website of the Office for human rights and rights of national minorities.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Croatia could benefit from encouraging victims to report hate crimes and could consider increasing co-operation with civil society in that respect.