North Macedonia has regularly reported hate crime data to ODIHR. The country's Criminal Code contains a substantive offence provision and general penalty enhancements for hate crime. The data reported to ODIHR also include cases of incitement to hatred.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||29||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2015 Data
Figures include crimes of incitement to hatred.
In its fifth report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the Criminal Code be amended to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics. ECRI also suggested that hate crime training for law enforcement personnel and the judiciary be expanded, and under-reporting of hate crimes be addressed through confidence-building measures.
The OSCE Mission to Skopje and the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors trained a total of 80 judges and prosecutors in four training events on identification, processing and adjudicating hate crimes. The Mission commissioned an expert analysis on "Mapping of obstacles to processing hate crimes", which presented a comprehensive perspective on the barriers to the effective identification, investigation, prosecution and adjudication of hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.