Cyprus has regularly reported hate crime data to ODIHR since 2018. In February 2022, the Cyprus Police and Ministry of Interior organized a workshop on understanding and improving hate crime recording and data collection in co-operation with ODIHR and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. The workshop was based on ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT), and resulted in a set of recommendations to relevant state authorities.
Hate crime data for each year are collected and published online by the Cyprus Police and its Human Rights and Combating Discrimination Office.
In 2017, the Cyprus Police signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights with 14 civil society organizations. The purpose of the Memorandum is to further improve and deepen co-operation between the parties for the protection and promotion of human rights.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2021||33||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2011 Data
Figures are collected according to the following crime types: against the person, against property, and verbal assaults. Breakdown by crime types and bias motivation is not provided.
Hate crime recorded by police
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Cyprus train prosecutors and judges in relation to hate crime and other forms of discrimination; ensure all acts of racist violence are thoroughly investigated for appropriate prosecution and punishment; and improve its hate crime data-collection system, noting that the recorded number of racially motivated incidents is low compared with reports of such incidents in the community.