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.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 10 9 3
2015 6 30 2
2014 3 Not available 4
2013 7 Not available 7
2012 102 Not available 16

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Slovak Government approved a National Action Plan for the Prevention and elimination of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance for the period 2016-2018. The main objective of the Action Plan is to prevent prejudices, stereotypes and hate speech resulting from national, racial, ethnic, religious or similar intolerance, as well as to prevent the spread of attitudes and actions resulting from racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, including hate crimes.

Key observation

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