Georgia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Georgia's Criminal Code includes general and specific penalty enhancement provisions for hate crimes, as well as substantive offences. The Information-Analytical Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Central Administration of Prosecutors of the Ministry of Justice, the Statistical Office and the Supreme Court all collect hate crime statistics. Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation on Collection of Data on Crimes Committed on Grounds of Intolerance with Discrimination Basis and Publishing a Joint Report, signed in 2020 by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the General Prosecutor’s Office, the MIA, and the National Statistics Office of Georgia, a pilot report on hate crime data was published for the period of 1 October – 31 December 2020.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe recommended that Georgia effectively investigate hate crimes against LGBT persons, take bias motive into account as an aggravating circumstance in criminal proceedings, as provided for in the law, and mete out punishment commensurate to the gravity of the offence.
ODIHR observes that Georgia has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.