Croatia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR.
Since 2006, Croatia has implemented ODIHR's Law Enforcement Outreach Programme (LEOP) followed by the updated Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme.
In 2021, the government adopted an updated inter-agency "Protocol for Procedure in Cases of Hate Crime", establishing state authorities' responsibilities in addressing hate crime and revised the responsibilities of the dedicated Working Group for monitoring hate crimes. In 2021, the Working Group participated in ODIHR's diagnostic workshop to assess national structures and services for hate crime victim support, resulting in a set of ODIHR recommendations to the relevant state authorities. Data on hate crimes are regularly published by the Office for Human Rights and the Rights of National Minorities (OHRRNM).
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2009||32||Not available||Not available|
About 2022 Data
Data recorded by the police may include criminal offences of incitement to hatred, which fall outside of the OSCE's definition of hate crime.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR recognizes Croatia's efforts to regularly report hate crime information and data to ODIHR. However, based on the available information, it observes that Croatia's hate crime recording and statistics do not sufficiently distinguish hate crimes from other crimes. In addition, ODIHR observes that Croatia would benefit from raising awareness among and building the capacity of criminal justice officials to address hate crime.
ODIHR recalls that in Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, participating States agreed to a common hate crime definition and committed to collecting reliable data and statistics on hate crimes. To that end, throughout the recording and data collection process hate crimes must be distinguished from incitement to hatred offences and other crimes falling outside of the OSCE's hate crime definition. Participating States 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 Croatia in meeting its relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistanceresources and tailored capacity-building assistance for police, prosecution, and judiciary.
|Date||Type of incident||Source||Description|
|2022-09||Violent attacks against people||
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