Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR.
In 2017, Greece implemented ODIHR’s Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT). 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) as part of ODIHR's project on "Building a Comprehensive Criminal Justice Response to Hate Crimes". Consequently, the agreement has led to improved hate crime recording and data collection. On February 2022, ODIHR held an online diagnostic workshop with government representatives, criminal justice actors and CSOs to assess structures and services for hate crime victim support in Greece.
In 2022, an office within the Ministry of Justice was tasked with overseeing the systematic collection of statistical data on hate crimes.
|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|
About 2014 Data
Reported figures include incitement to hatred and discrimination offences.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Greece have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.
In its fifth report on Greece, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended including sexual orientation and gender identity in the mandate of new anti-racism police units. It also recommended that the authorities offer training to police, judges and prosecutors on violent incidents and the application of Article 81A of the Criminal Code, which concerns hate crimes.