Moldova regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Moldova's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police, the General Prosecutor's Office and the National Bureau of Statistics.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 17 5 10
2016 5 5 5
2015 0 0 1
2014 1 1 Not available
2013 4 Not available 0

Hate crimes recorded by police

All the cases reported here relate to "extremist crimes" motivated by bias, related to participation in armed conflict, recruitment of others to participate in an armed conflict and/or undermining the constitutional system.

National developments

Parliament continued discussing the amendments to the Moldova Criminal Code's hate crime provisions, which ODIHR reviewed in 2016.

In April, ODIHR, together with the OSCE Mission, Prosecutor's Office, the Police and several civil society organizations, organized a one-day workshop on improving the police recording of hate crimes. The workshop resulted in 14 recommendations to the Moldovan authorities.

Key observation

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