Hungary regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Hungary's criminal code contains several substantive offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Prosecutor's Office and the Criminal Police Department of the National Police Headquarters collect data on hate crime as part of general crime statistics.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||233||Not available||Not available|
|2015||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Prosecution figures include crimes of incitement to hatred and discrimination.
The Report by Githu Muigai, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, on his mission to Hungary, noted that Roma in Hungary are experiencing increased bias-motivated violence, including arson attacks against their houses, physical assaults and deaths, and recommended the government improve protective measures for the Roma community, to enact a national strategy to combat violence against Roma, to collect disaggregated data on hate crimes and to ensure such crimes are adequately investigated, prosecuted and appropriately sanctioned.
ODIHR observes that Hungarian law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.