France regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. France's hate crime laws are a combination of general and specific penalty enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Ministry of Justice, the National Institution for Human Rights, the police and the Gendarmerie. Hate crime data are regularly published by the National Institution for Human Rights. France conducts regular surveys on hate crime victimization.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||1505||Not available||Not available|
|2015||1790||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||431|
|2009||Not available||Not available||579|
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-Semitic hate crime, Anti-Muslim hate crime, Anti-LGBTI hate crime
In his country visit report, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe expressed concern at rising racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim and homophobic rhetoric and acts. He stressed that the existing, solid legal framework needs to be complemented by more preventive and awareness-raising measures.
ODIHR observes that France has met most OSCE commitments on hate crime data collection and reporting. ODIHR further observes that data on certain OSCE-mandated bias motivations have not been reported.