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Report Data - Czech Republic - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 46 47 43
2017 47 29 44
2016 49 30 72
2015 64 20 29
2014 24 32 41

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The government-run and Norwegian-funded Campaign Against Racism and Hate Violence has produced several methodological guidance documents for police on identifying and responding to hate crimes and dealing with hate crime victims. As part of the campaign, the civil society group IUSTITIA has trained 257 police officers, spokespersons and municipal police officers on hate crimes.

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 In IUSTITIA reported 11 cases of alleged hate crimes, most of them targeting Roma.

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In IUSTITIA reported incidents against anti-racist activists.

People in Need reported six cases of racist violence, four of them targeting Roma, one targeting citizens of Sri Lanka and one targeting a white person.

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People in Need reported two arson attacks and one violent assault, motivated by anti-Roma bias. In IUSTITIA provided information about one verbal assault.

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In IUSTITIA also reported 48 anti-Semitic incidents. The Stephen Roth Institute reported seven violent incidents.

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A network of Jewish Communities across the Czech Republic established an independent data-collection system to record anti-Semitic incidents.

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The first legal-counselling centre focusing specifically on hate violence was established in the Czech Republic by In IUSTITIA. This centre provides individual legal aid to victims of hate crimes, legislative analysis and training for law-enforcement personnel.

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IGO Reports 
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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) expressed concern about anti-Semitism in the Czech Republic.

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The Czech Republic reported an arson attack resulting in the serious injury of a two-year old girl, her family, and the total destruction of their home. Four persons were tried and sentenced for “racially motivated attempted murder”. Three of the perpetrators received 22-year-prison terms, and one perpetrator received a 20-year-prison sentence.

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The Czech Republic reported 48 anti-Semitic crimes.

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The government launched a number of programmes related to combating extremism. Most notably in the area of hate crimes, national training programmes and accompanying manuals were developed for the Criminal Police and Investigation Service, as well as police specialists and judicial officials, to improve responses to extremist crimes.