Georgia

Georgia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Georgia's Criminal Code includes general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions for hate crimes, as well as substantive offences. Georgia’s data do not report cases of discrimination and persecution separately. The Information-Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Central Administration of Prosecutors of the Ministry of Justice, the Statistical Office and the Supreme Court all collect hate crime statistics.

SELECT YEAR

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 86 44 11
2016 42 42 15
2015 22 5 5
2014 19 7 8
2013 Not available Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has continued implementing the Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) programme, based on a MoU signed with ODIHR in 2016.

The Chief Prosecutor's Office of Georgia has begun implementing a development strategy for 2017 – 2021, containing a section on countering discrimination and hate crimes. The strategy envisions the elaboration of recommendations on crimes committed with religious biases, the introduction of specialized hate crime prosecutors within the Prosecutor's Office, and increasing public awareness of hate crimes, including through the publication of notable cases on the official webpage of Prosecutor's Office.

In January 2018, the Human Rights Protection and Monitoring Department was established in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, which monitors hate crimes and oversees the initial stages of investigation.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Georgia has not made public reliable data and statistics on hate crimes.