You are here

Report Data - Hungary - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 233 Not available Not available
2016 33 33 39
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 79 23 Not available
2013 43 30 14

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union also provided information on the six alleged racially-motivated murders and five violent attacks reported by Hungary. Several arson attacks were also reported. The European Roma Rights Centre reported three murders, three violent assaults and six arson attacks.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union launched a programme in 2009 to protect the rights of Roma.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reported an anti-Semitic assault. The Stephen Roth Institute reported nine violent incidents.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

The Islamic Community reported verbal threats against women wearing the hijab, without specifying the number of incidents.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reported an assault on a person following a gay-pride parade, which was investigated as a bias-motivated attack.

Organization Name 
Description Type 
Reports
IGO Reports 
Organization Name 
Organization Report 

ODIHR reported that four persons were killed and another four seriously injured in shooting incidents, one of which took place in the course of an arson attack. There were three additional incidents in which shots were fired at the homes of Roma persons, and another four incidents of arson attacks, with no injuries reported in these incidents. There were three incidents involving physical assault, against a total of eight victims, two instances of damage to property and two involving threats.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Name 
Organization Report 

ODIHR organized a workshop for government officials, aimed at increasing awareness of hate crimes and developing effective responses.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Name 
Organization Report 

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the Hungarian authorities introduce systematic and comprehensive monitoring of racist incidents. It also expressed concern about anti-Semitism.

Description Type 
Developments
Organization Name 
Organization Report 

ODIHR conducted a field assessment visit to Hungary in response to a series of violent attacks against Roma. The visiting delegation also included representatives of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, the OSCE’s Strategic Police Matters Unit and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination. The field assessment delegation’s report stressed the importance of hate crime data collection and proper investigation. It highlighted the need to raise awareness among law-enforcement and criminal-justice bodies.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 12 cases of violence against members of national, ethnic, racial or religious groups and three cases of racist crimes involving bodily injury.

Bias Motivation 
Organization Report 

Cases of violence have been classified as physical assault.