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 by the Cyprus Police and its Office for Combating Discrimination and published online.
|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 2019 Data
The numbers presented here include hate speech offences, which fall outside of the OSCE's definition of hate crime. 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.