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Report Data - Belgium - 2012

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1446 1006 -
2017 875 60 56
2016 845 70 59
2015 881 69 56
2014 1064 76 61

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

Anti-Semitisme.be reported 14 cases of graffiti, including two on Jewish property, four on personal property and eight in public places; six cases of threats; and five physical assaults.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Muslim Rights Belgium reported three cases of threats; three physical assaults, including two against Muslim couples; and one case of vandalism against a mosque.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Cavaria and Arc-en-Ciel Wallonie also reported two murders of gay men, including one by a group and the murder of a gay man in a park; three additional physical assaults, all resulting in serious injury; and one robbery and rape of a man by a group.

Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported the gang rape of a transvestite man.

Organization Name 
Description Type 
Reports
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Belgium has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.

National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 614 racist/xenophobic crimes recorded by law enforcement (during the first six months of 2012).

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Belgium reported a homophobic murder in which a man leaving a gay nightclub was attacked, kidnapped and tortured to death.