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 of hate crime victimization.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1838 - -
2017 1505 Not available Not available
2016 1835 Not available 583
2015 1790 Not available Not available
2014 1662 Not available 554

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

Prosecutors are encouraged to integrate pedagogical means to target offenders as part of the 2015-2017 plan to counter racism and anti-Semitism prepared by DILCRAH, the inter-ministerial delegation for combatting racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that France has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted hate crime cases.