Estonia reported hate crime data to ODIHR for the 2022 Hate Crime Report.
The Ministry of Justice is responsible for collecting hate crime data.
The main strategy that addresses hate crime is the "Internal security development plan 2020-2030 (Siseturvalisuse arengukava 2020–2030)."
The Estonian Human Rights Centre, a major civil society organization (CSO) working on hate crimes in Estonia, is engaged in raising awareness, co-operation between CSOs and the state, and lobbying for more effective laws and policies.
In 2017, ODIHR organized a workshop on understanding and improving hate crime recording and data collection and also implemented its Training against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme in Estonia. In 2022, ODIHR organized an online workshop to assess national structures and services for hate crime victim support in Estonia, which resulted in a number of recommendations issued to the Estonian authorities
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2022||13||Not available||Not available|
|2021||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2020||3||Not available||Not available|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2016||15||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|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||2||Not available||Not available|
Hate crime recorded by police
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) encouraged endeavours to include ethnic, racial or religious motivation as an aggravating circumstance in the criminal code.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) noted that police need an increased awareness of the problem of racist crimes and recommended that “police thoroughly investigate racist crime” and that the “authorities establish and operate a system for recording and monitoring racist incidents.”