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Report Data - Hungary - 2013

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 Federation of Jewish Communities and the Brussels Institute reported one physical assault against a Jewish man, one incident of damage to several graves in a Jewish cemetery, and one further incident of damage to a stolperstein (Holocaust memorial stones set in pavements). The Federation of Jewish Communities reported a further two physical assaults against Jewish men; one case of death threats being made against a Jewish man and his family; one incident where swastikas were engraved in the elevator of a synagogue; one further incident of damage to a stolperstein; two cases of graffiti; one incident of damage to a synagogue; and one incident where five menorahs in public spaces in different locations in Budapest were desecrated on the same night.

The Brussels Institute reported a further two physical assaults; the desecration of a menorah in a public space during Hanukah; two cases of the desecration of graves; two cases of threats, including one incident where a man was spat at; and one incident of property damage against a Jewish woman’s house. World Without Nazism reported five incidents of graffiti, including on the home of a Jewish family; one physical assault against the director of a Jewish institute, causing serious injury; three incidents of the desecration of synagogues; and one incident of the desecration of a Holocaust memorial.

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Organization Report 

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported one incident of damage to property, in which a Lutheran Church’s nativity figures were vandalized.

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Organization Report 

The Háttér Society reported five physical assaults, including two attacks resulting in serious injuries, including the hospitalization of the victims, and two assaults carried out by groups. Three of the incidents took place in connection with gay pride events. The organization also reported one instance of threats. Transgender Europe reported the murder of a transgender woman, whose body was found in a pond.

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The Háttér Society reported one physical assault against three gay men, two of whom were of Roma origin, after a gay pride event in Budapest. The Brussels Institute and the Federation of Jewish Communities reported an incident of the desecration of a monument marking the Roma genocide. World Without Nazism reported a series of physical assaults against three men by a group, one incident of threats against Roma students and one incident of graffiti.

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The Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization reported a physical assault carried out by a group against a woman of African and Hungarian descent.

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IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a serious assault against an African refugee in Bicske, causing partial hearing loss and other injuries to the victim.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a case of threats against Roma children in Konyár, and a physical assault against three men by a group chanting anti-gay and anti-Roma statements in connection with the Budapest Pride parade.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported one case of damage to a menorah, one case of graffiti on the wall of a synagogue, one case of grave desecration and a physical assault against a Jewish man.

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Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault against three men by a group chanting anti-gay and anti-Roma statements in connection with the Budapest Pride parade.

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Reports
Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the NGO Coalition, A Working Group Against Hate Crime, conducts regular hate crime training for police, courts and prosecutors, provides legal help and support to victims of hate crime and conducts policy advocacy to improve guidance on hate crime issued by the Minister of Interior. The Working Group also translated guidelines from the International Association of Chiefs of Police on the efficient prevention and investigation of hate crimes and made it publicly accessible on its website.

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Developments
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The thematic situation report on “Racism, Discrimination, Intolerance and Extremism: Learning from Experiences in Greece and Hungary”, published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), collected and analysed information from both countries, and presented EU Member States with a number of suggested good practices in combating racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism.

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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published findings from a survey on experiences and perceptions of anti-Semitism conducted in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The survey showed that many respondents have been victims of anti-Semitic violence and harassment, and feared becoming hate crime victims in the future. The survey also mapped the extent of unreported anti-Semitic hate crime. FRA recommended that EU Member States consider taking a number of steps to improve the reporting, recording, investigating and prosecuting of hate crimes.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Hungary have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.

Holy See Reports 
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Reports
Organization Report 

The Holy See reported a case of vandalism motivated by anti-Christian bias.