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.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 194 52 -
2017 233 Not available Not available
2016 33 33 39
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 79 23 Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

An internal police regulation on hate crime investigation has been developed, with a view to introducing it to police practice in 2019, and will include a methodological guidance, including a list of bias indicators elaborated earlier by a working group of state and civil society organizations. The regulation's implementation will be made mandatory by an order of the police chief.

The Ministry of Interior, together with ODIHR and FRA, organized a workshop for police and other criminal justice agencies involved in recording hate crimes. The workshop produced a set of recommendations on improving hate crime registration, which were provided to the Ministry to be conveyed to police for implementation.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Hungary’s law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.