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.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 233 Not available Not available
2016 33 33 39
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 79 23 Not available
2013 43 30 14

National developments

A list of bias indicators was created by the Hungarian authorities in co-operation civil society groups to help identify potential hate crimes. The list includes: the perception of the victim or witnesses; the perpetrators' remarks or gestures; perceived or actual group differences; the appearance and behaviour of the victim; previous and later actions of the perpetrator; the appearance of organized hate groups; location; date; the degree of violence; level of publicity; lack of other motivation.

Key observation

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