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Report Data - Belgium - 2014

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

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Racism Islamophobia Watch reported one physical assault against a Muslim woman, in which her veil was ripped off while she was subjected to racist insults.

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Racism Islamophobia Watch reported a physical assault against a Muslim woman, in which her veil was ripped off.

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The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported one incident of theft, during which a church was damaged, and two incidents of damage to property.

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Antisemitisme.be reported the murder of four people during an attack on the Belgian Jewish museum, the attempted murder of a man, visibly identifiable as Jewish, two physical attacks on Jewish men, an arson attack on a synagogue, 11 threats, one incident of criminal harassment and seven incidents of graffiti. The Movement against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia (MRAX) reported one incident of graffiti.

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The Movement against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia (MRAX) reported three physical assaults, two of which targeted women, and one threat against a woman. Antisemitisme.be reported an incident of graffiti.

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The Movement against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia (MRAX) reported two physical assaults, including one during which a woman's headscarf was ripped off, four incidents of threats and one incident of graffiti. The Collective Against Islamophobia in Belgium reported a physical assault, in which a woman's veil was ripped off, and one incident of graffiti.

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IGO Reports 
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The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended strengthening existing training programmes for police officers and judges in Belgium. It also noted concerns with racially motivated violence committed by police officers. CERD recommends that Belgium strengthen its mechanisms for reporting bias-motivated incidents committed by officials, notably ensuring that undocumented migrants have access to this mechanism without fearing reprisals, and that any allegations are properly investigated.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

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

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