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|
About 2018 Data
The numbers presented here include hate speech offences, which fall outside of the OSCE concept of hate crimes. The prosecution and sentencing figures relate to hate crimes recorded by police in 2018. Additionally, courts have processed cases recorded in previous years but these are not presented here.
Hate crime recorded by police
The below breakdown presents the bias motivations recorded. As more than one motivation can be recorded for a single incident, the number below exceeds that of the recorded incidents presented above.
ODIHR observes that Cyprus has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech or discrimination.