Cyprus

Cyprus last reported hate crime data to ODIHR for 2012. Cypriot law includes a general enhancement provision and substantive offences. When reported, the data do not present cases of hate crime and incitement to hatred separately. Data are collected by Cyprus Police.

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 Not available Not available Not available
2012 12 7 0

National developments

New amendments to the criminal code have included bias motivation as an aggravating circumstance. Furthermore, the amendments added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected characteristics.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Cyprus has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.