Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported hate crime data to ODIHR via the Ministry of Interior. There is no institutional system for recording and collecting hate crime data in the country. In co-operation with ODIHR and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the authorities of Republika Srpska have worked to improve hate crime recording and data collection through ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT) programme, including through a diagnostic workshop held in April 2022. Bosnia and Herzegovina has also co-operated with ODIHR and the OSCE Mission to train law enforcement officers and criminal justice professionals on hate crimes.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||19||Not available||Not available|
|2009||15||Not available||Not available|
About 2019 Data
Police records include criminal offences that may fall outside of the OSCE's definition of a hate crime. In some cases, hate speech provisions were also applied to incidents that would fall under this definition. One incident involved two separate criminal offences and is, therefore, counted twice under the police records.
Hate crime recorded by police
The data below consists of records reported by the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) and the Ministries of the Interior of the Republika Srpska, Central Bosnia Canton, Zenica-Doboj Canton and Sarajevo Canton. The breakdown consists of the following bias motivations: racism and xenophobia, bias against Muslims, bias against members of other religions (including offences with a bias against Orthodox Christians) and sexual orientation.
ODIHR observes that Bosnia and Herzegovina has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.