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 2021 Data
Police figures consist of cases submitted by the police to the public prosecutor in 2021. In some cases, more than one criminal offence was involved. Therefore, there is a difference between these records and the breakdown by bias motivation below. Furthermore, the police records include a number of hate speech incidents, which fall outside of the OSCE's hate crime definition and are not presented in the breakdown below.
Hate crime recorded by police
Incidents represented in this section may include more than one crime.
ODIHR recognizes Greece's efforts to improve hate crime recording and data collection mechanisms. However, based on the available information, it observes that Greece has not made hate crime data public. In addition, ODIHR observes that Greece would benefit from raising awareness among and building the capacity of criminal justice officials to address hate crime.
ODIHR recalls that in Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, OSCE participating States committed to making reliable and detailed data and statistics on hate crimes public. Participating States also committed to introducing or further developing professional training and capacity-building activities for law enforcement, prosecution and judicial officials dealing with hate crimes. ODIHR stands ready to support Greece in meeting its relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistance, as well as further resources and capacity-building assistance for police, prosecution, and judiciary.