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
2016 5 5 5
2015 0 0 1
2014 1 1 Not available
2013 4 Not available 0
2012 3 Not available Not available

National developments

In 2015, the Ministry of Justice continued a consultation process, through an inter-institutional working group, to revise and improve Moldova's criminal code provisions addressing hate crimes.

Key observation

ODIHR observes – in the context of the disparity between reported official and IGO/NGO information – that reliable data can only be collected through mechanisms that capture all cases reported to law enforcement, and that the victims should be encouraged to report hate crimes.