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

National developments

Parliament passed amendments to Moldova's Criminal Code which will alter the existing hate crime provisions in the first reading. The bill expected to pass into law in 2017.

Key observation

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