Liechtenstein reports regularly on hate crime to ODIHR. Liechtenstein's Criminal Code contains a general penalty enhancement provision and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Crime Investigation Department of the Liechtenstein National Police and by the Liechtenstein Institute.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2015||4||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2020 Data
The numbers reported here refer to the crime of discrimination, which may include some cases that are within the OSCE's definition of hate crime.
ODIHR'S KEY OBSERVATIONS
ODIHR recognizes Liechtenstein's efforts in reporting on hate crime to ODIHR as well as the increase in the number of hate crimes recorded by police. However, based on the available information, it observes that the law enforcement agencies of Liechtenstein have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes. In addition, ODIHR observes that Liechtenstein would benefit from raising the awareness and building the capacity of criminal justice officials about hate crimes.
ODIHR recalls that in the Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, participating States have committed to promptly investigating hate crimes and ensuring that the motives of those convicted of hate crimes are acknowledged. To that end, the law enforcement must, first of all, record the bias motivation of hate crimes. In the Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, participating States have also committed to introducing or further developing professional training and capacity-building activities for law-enforcement, prosecution and judicial officials dealing with hate crimes. ODIHR stands ready to support Liechtenstein in meeting its relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistance in the area of hate crime recording an data collection, as well as further resources and tailored capacity building assistance for police, prosecution, and judiciary.