Hungary

Hungary regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Hungary's criminal code contains several substantive offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Prosecutor's Office and the Criminal Police Department of the National Police Headquarters collect data on hate crime as part of general crime statistics.

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Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 79 23 Not available
2013 43 30 14
2012   38 16 Not available
2011   37 28 Not available
2010   19 12 Not available
2009   15 18 Not available

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Racism and xenophobia343
Bias against Roma and Sinti110
Anti-Semitism8213
Bias against LGBT people200
Total14716
Grand Total37

Reports

Racism and xenophobia
  • The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault carried out by a group against a student of Cuban origin and his girlfriend, who suffered serious injuries. The UNHCR and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee reported an additional physical assault targeting Nigerians, and three threats targeting Nigerians and refugees. The UNHCR reported an additional physical assault. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee reported an additional incident of threats targeting refugees. The European Centre for Democracy Development reported three incidents of vandalism involving graffiti.

Bias against Roma and Sinti
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the European Centre for Democracy Development reported a physical assault on a Roma family that involved the use of a knife. The European Centre for Democracy Development and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reported an incident of threats.

Anti-Semitism
  • The European Centre for Democracy Development, the Kantor Center, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Action and Protection Foundation reported one incident of the desecration of graves. The European Centre for Democracy Development, the Action and Protection Foundation and MAZSIHISZ reported two incidents of vandalism involving graffiti targeting a synagogue and a cemetery.

    The European Centre for Democracy Development and MAZSIHISZ reported an additional anti-Semitic graffiti in a subway station. The European Centre for Democracy Development reported another incident involving anti-Semitic graffiti. 

  • The Action and Protection Foundations reported a physical assault on a woman; two incidents of threats, one targeting a rabbi and his family and the other against two men speaking Hebrew; and two incidents of vandalism involving graffiti. The Kantor Center reported seven additional incidents involving violence.

  • MAZSIHISZ reported six further incidents in which property was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, stickers or inscriptions.

Bias against LGBT people
  • Transgender Europe reported two physical assaults on transgender women.

IGO information

Reports

Bias against LGBT people
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault causing serious injury to an Italian man following his publicized participation in the Budapest Pride March.

ODIHR key observations

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