Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Greece's Criminal Code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision for hate crimes. The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the State Security headquarters of the Greek Police collect hate crime data.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 40 6 2
2015 60 27 4
2014 71 29 5
2013 109 9 0
2012 1 1 Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

In 2015, five public prosecutors were appointed to the Public Prosecutors’ Offices of Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Patras and Heraklion to investigate hate crimes.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Greece have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.