Czech Republic

The Czech Republic regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The Czech Republic's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The data reported to ODIHR combine hate crime and hate speech. Hate crime data are collected by the Informatics and Analytical Centre of the Criminal Police and the Investigation Service of the Police Presidium, the Analytical and Legislative Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office and the Informatics Department of the Ministry of Justice. Hate crime data are published annually by the government in a Report on extremism.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 42 39 50
2018 46 47 43
2017 47 29 44
2016 49 30 72
2015 64 20 29

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

In April 2019, the Prosecutor General's Office, the Judicial Academy and ODIHR concluded a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the Prosecutors and Hate Crimes Training (PAHCT) programme. According to the agreement, trainers trained by ODIHR will deliver the PAHCT training to prosecutors representing all prosecutorial offices in the country.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech or discrimination.