Slovakia regularly reports police data and data on sentencing to ODIHR. Slovakia's criminal code includes substantive offences and a specific penalty enhancement clause affixed to a large number of base offences. While sentencing data only comprise hate crimes, police data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect hate crime data. The data on hate crime are not made public.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2010||Not available||Not available||10|
About 2010 Data
Police figures include crimes of incitement to hatred and hate speech offences (“extremist” crimes).
Sentencing figures comprise only crimes committed on the basis of a “specific motive”, i.e. hate crimes, for which a prison sentence has been handed down.
In addition to this sentencing figure, 42 other extremist crimes were committed and punished by prison term.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) noted with concern the number of racially motivated attacks in Slovakia, encouraging investigation, prosecution and increased punishment for racially motivated violence. CERD also expressed its concern over the reported increase in anti-Semitic violence and urged authorities to intensify their efforts to combat and prevent such crimes.