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
2017 25 16 12
2016 35 37 7
2015 24 27 7
2014 22 60 6
2013 35 57 8

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Croatian Parliament passed a law amending the legal definition of a hate crime in the criminal code to include language as a new ground for discrimination.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Croatia has not reported hate crime data disaggregated by bias motivation to ODIHR.