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.
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.
In his report following a visit to Croatia, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe urged the authorities to improve the hate crime recording system and to systematically train law enforcement and legal professionals.
ODIHR observes that Croatia has not reported hate crime data disaggregated by bias motivation to ODIHR.