Albania has reported hate crime data to ODIHR for the first time since 2017. Albania's criminal code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and substantive provisions. Prosecutors are responsible for hate crime data collection.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||0||Not available||Not available|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2015||Not available||2||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|Date||Type of incident||Source||Description|
|2020-02||Violent attacks against people||
European Roma Rights Center (ERRC)
ODIHR recognizes Albania’s efforts to build the capacities of the law enforcement agencies in responding to hate crimes. However, based on available information, ODIHR observes that, currently, Albania does not collect data and statistics on hate crimes. In addition, ODIHR observes that Albania would benefit from further awareness-raising and capacity-building of criminal justice officials about hate crimes.
ODIHR recalls that in the Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, participating States have committed to collecting reliable data and statistics on hate crimes. In the Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, participating States have also committed to introducing or further developing professional training and capacity-building activities for law-enforcement, prosecution, and judicial officials dealing with hate crimes. ODIHR stands ready to support Albania in meeting the relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistance in the area of hate crime recording and data collection, as well as providing further resources and tailored capacity building assistance for police, prosecution, and judiciary.