This number includes hate speech incidents.
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Report Data - Czech Republic - 2016
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.
ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.
The police have developed a new manual on the investigation of extremist crimes, which addresses hate crime and how to work with hate crime victims.
As part of the Campaign Against Hate Violence, 300 police officers were trained on investigating hate crimes and on methods to work with hate crime victims. Civil society organizations were involved in the training activities and the civil society group, In Iustitia, developed a manual on addressing hate crimes and providing support to hate crime victims for the police.
The Ministry of the Interior has begun preparatory work to amend the reporting forms and statistical system used for monitoring extremist crime.