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|
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Hungary have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the NGO Coalition, A Working Group Against Hate Crime, conducts regular hate crime training for police, courts and prosecutors, provides legal help and support to victims of hate crime and conducts policy advocacy to improve guidance on hate crime issued by the Minister of Interior. The Working Group also translated guidelines from the International Association of Chiefs of Police on the efficient prevention and investigation of hate crimes and made it publicly accessible on its website.
The thematic situation report on “Racism, Discrimination, Intolerance and Extremism: Learning from Experiences in Greece and Hungary”, published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), collected and analysed information from both countries, and presented EU Member States with a number of suggested good practices in combating racism, discrimination, intolerance and extremism.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published findings from a survey on experiences and perceptions of anti-Semitism conducted in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The survey showed that many respondents have been victims of anti-Semitic violence and harassment, and feared becoming hate crime victims in the future. The survey also mapped the extent of unreported anti-Semitic hate crime. FRA recommended that EU Member States consider taking a number of steps to improve the reporting, recording, investigating and prosecuting of hate crimes.