Belgium regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Belgium's Criminal Code includes several penalty-enhancement provisions for specific offences. The data reported to ODIHR do not present cases of hate crime, incitement to hatred and discrimination separately. Hate crime data are collected by law enforcement agencies and the Prosecutor's Office. The Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and against Racism (Unia) and the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men also monitor hate crimes.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
About 2012 Data
Figures refer to crimes with a racist or xenophobic motive and include crimes of incitement to hatred and crimes of discrimination.
ODIHR observes that Belgium has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.