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.
Civil society information
Overview of incidents reported by civil society
|Bias Motivation||Attacks Against People||Attacks Against Property|
|Racism and xenophobia||3||4||3|
|Bias against Roma and Sinti||1||1||0|
|Bias against LGBT people||2||0||0|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transgender Europe reported two physical assaults on transgender women.
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.