Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Greece's Criminal Code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision for hate crimes. The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the State Security headquarters of the Greek Police collect hate crime data.
|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|
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.
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.