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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
About 2015 Data
The authorities monitor and report on "offences with extremist context," a category that also includes other criminal forms of intolerance. Due to improved identification of hate crimes by the authorities, the numbers presented here only represents hate crimes. The reported number of prosecuted hate crimes consists of the number of people charged.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined tenth and eleventh periodic reports of the Czech Republic", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) emphasized the importance of effectively investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. CERD also expressed its concern about continued racially motivated violence against Roma people and on the increase in racially-motivated violence against Muslim communities.
ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.