Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. In June 2018, an "Agreement on inter-agency co-operation on addressing racist crimes" was concluded by relevant state authorities and a network of civil society organizations (CSOs), and implemented as part of ODIHR's project "Building a Comprehensive Criminal Justice Response to Hate Crimes". By strengthening co-ordination among relevant state agencies and CSOs, the agreement has led to improved hate crime recording and data collection.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||1|
|2010||2||Not available||Not available|
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes – in the context of the disparity between reported official and IGO/NGO information on Greece – that reliable data can only be collected through mechanisms that capture all cases reported to law enforcement, and that victims should be encouraged to report hate crimes.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Racist and xenophobic hate crime, Anti-LGBTI hate crime
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe recommended that Greece pursue efforts to improve its police response to hate crimes, including by providing specialized training, noting the disturbing reports of hate crimes during 2012. He also encouraged authorities to ensure that the mandate of the new police antiracist units was sufficiently broad to address homophobic hate crime.