Romania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Romania's criminal law contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and a substantive offence. Police data and prosecution data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Administration and Interior, the police, the Prosecutor's Office and the Superior Council of Magistracy collect hate crime data.


Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2015 15 24 59
2014 25 20 Not available
2013 Not available 4 Not available
2012 Not available Not available Not available
2011 Not available Not available Not available

National developments

Romania amended its criminal code to prohibit deeds with a fascist, racist or xenophobic character.

The Romanian Police implemented the project "Integrated approach for prevention of victimization in Roma communities" in partnership with ODIHR and funded by a grant from the government of Norway.

Civil society information

Overview of incidents reported by civil society

Bias Motivation Attacks Against People Attacks Against Property
Violent Attacks Threats
Bias against people with disabilities and other groups300
Grand Total3


Bias against Christians and members of other religions

  • Jehovah's Witnesses – Romania reported three physical assaults, targeting two women and a blind man, respectively.
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IGO information

No information is available.

Key observation

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