Latvia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Latvia’s Criminal Code contains a general penalty enhancement. Data reported to ODIHR also contain incitement to hatred offences. Data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Courts Administration unit of the Ministry of Justice and the Security Police of the Republic of Latvia. Data are not made publicly available.
Civil society information
Overview of incidents reported by civil society
|Bias Motivation||Attacks Against People||Attacks Against Property|
|Bias against Muslims||0||0||1|
SETA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported one incident of graffiti on a mosque.
Reported incidents are included in the above section.
ODIHR key observations
ODIHR observes that Latvia has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.