Cyprus reported hate crime data to ODIHR in 2020 (on 2019), and later submitted statistics on hate crimes committed between 2005 and 2020. Cyprus' law includes a general enhancement provision and substantive offences. The data reported to ODIHR do not present cases of hate crime and incitement to hatred separately. Data are collected by the Cyprus Police and its Office for Combating Discrimination, and are published online.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|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|
|Date||Type of incident||Source||Description|
|2016-02||Violent attacks against people||
In its "Concluding observations on the combined twenty-third and twenty-fourth periodic reports of Cyprus," the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that local authorities enforce legislative provisions to prosecute perpetrators of hate crimes to deter further crimes and prevent impunity of perpetrators. CERD also recommended raising awareness of available complaint mechanisms, and to continue training law enforcement officers on the investigation of hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Cyprus has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.