Croatia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Croatia's hate crime laws are a combination of a general penalty-enhancement provision and penalty-enhancement provisions for specific offences. Croatia's criminal code also includes a statutory definition of hate crime. Hate crime data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, the Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Justice and the Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities. Data on hate crime are regularly published by the Government's Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2009||32||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Prosecution data include crimes of incitement to hatred and discrimination. The drop in recorded police figures is due to improved separation between hate crime and hate speech cases.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Croatia ensure that all acts of racist violence are promptly and thoroughly investigated with a view to prosecution of the perpetrators.
ODIHR observes that Croatia has not made public reliable data and statistics on hate crimes.