Slovakia regularly reports police data and data on sentencing to ODIHR. Slovakia's criminal code includes substantive offences and a specific penalty-enhancement clause affixed to a large number of base offences. While sentencing data only comprise hate crimes, police data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect hate crime data. The data are published as part of the annual Report on Extremism.
Hate crimes recorded by police
The police figure refers to crimes recorded as having a "specific motivation", i.e. hate crimes.
In its "Concluding observations on the fourth report of Slovakia," the United Nations Human Rights Committee recommended preventive measures to counter racist attacks and to ensure the thorough investigation and prosecution of alleged perpetrators.
In its "Concluding observations on the fourth report of Slovakia," the United Nations Human Rights Committee recommended measures to eradicate violence against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
ODIHR observes that Slovakia could benefit from encouraging victims to report hate crimes and could consider increasing co-operation with civil society in that respect.