Czech Republic

The Czech Republic regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The Czech Republic's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The data reported to ODIHR combine hate crime and hate speech. Hate crime data are collected by the Informatics and Analytical Centre of the Criminal Police and the Investigation Service of the Police Presidium, the Analytical and Legislative Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office and the Informatics Department of the Ministry of Justice. Hate crime data are published annually by the government in a Report on extremism.

SELECT YEAR

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 49 30 72
2015 64 20 29
2014 24 32 41
2013 41 43 24
2012 173 289 159

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The police have developed a new manual on the investigation of extremist crimes, which addresses hate crime and how to work with hate crime victims.

As part of the Campaign Against Hate Violence, 300 police officers were trained on investigating hate crimes and on methods to work with hate crime victims. Civil society organizations were involved in the training activities and the civil society group, In Iustitia, developed a manual on addressing hate crimes and providing support to hate crime victims for the police.

The Ministry of the Interior has begun preparatory work to amend the reporting forms and statistical system used for monitoring extremist crime.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.