Belgium regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Recent initiatives to improve hate crime identification, recording and data collection have been implemented through ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT) programme. In particular, Belgium has implemented the programme's recommendations on the operational practice of police, prosecutors, and equality bodies.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
About 2010 Data
Figures refer to crimes with a racist/xenophobic motive and include crimes of incitement to hatred and crimes of discrimination.
Hate crime recorded by police
No information is available.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-Semitic hate crime, Anti-Muslim hate crime
The UN Human Rights Committee encouraged Belgium to intensify its efforts to prosecute and punish racist crimes as well as anti-Semitic crimes and “Islamophobic” crimes.