Portugal

Portugal regularly reports information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Portugal’s hate crime laws consist of a combination of substantive offences and specific penalty enhancements. The Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor’s Office collect data on hate crime.

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Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced
2015   Not available Not available Not available
2014   21 21 Not available
2013 Not available Not available Not available
2012 Not available Not available Not available
2011 Not available Not available Not available
2010 Not available Not available Not available
2009 2 0 0

National developments

"Gender identity" was introduced as an aggravating circumstance for murder in Portugal's penal code.

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Bias against LGBT people802
Total802
Grand Total10

Reports

Bias against LGBT people
  • ILGA-Europe and ILGA Portugal reported eight physical assaults, including four in which gay men were attacked by groups; one case of vandalism; and one incident in which homophobic graffiti was painted on the house of LGBT activists.

IGO information

No information is available.

ODIHR key observations

ODIHR observes that Portugal has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes this year.