Hungary regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. In 2012, the National Police Headquarters established a special hate crime network, which is responsible for supervising hate crime investigations. In the same year, a civil society working group against hate crimes was established with the aim of strengthening co-ordination with police and developing a list of bias indicators, which were adopted by the network and uploaded onto the police intranet. In 2018, the Ministry of Interior hosted a workshop on hate crime recording and data collection. The workshop was co-facilitated by ODIHR and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, and resulted in a set of recommendations for relevant state authorities.
|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.