Italy regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Annual reports on hate crime have been published since 2010 and can be accessed here.
The Observatory for Security against Discriminatory Acts (OSCAD) carries out activities to prevent, counter and monitor hate crimes. OSCAD works closely with the National Office against Racial Discrimination (UNAR), which deals with non-criminal hate incidents and co-ordinates a permanent consultation group to promote LGBTI rights and protection.
Italy implemented ODIHR's TAHCLE (Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement) programme in 2014. Italy also participated in ODIHR's project on "Building a Comprehensive Criminal Justice Response to Hate Crime", which included the training of police, civil society, and lawyers on hate crime investigation and victim support, and the mapping of available hate crime data in the Lombardy region.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2022||1,393||Not available||Not available|
|2021||1,445||Not available||Not available|
|2020||1111||Not available||Not available|
|2015||555||Not available||Not available|
|2014||596||Not available||Not available|
|2013||472||Not available||Not available|
|2009||134||Not available||Not available|
About 2013 Data
Increase in year-to-year figure is due to an improved crime-recording system.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Italy has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson‑in‑Office on combating anti-Semitism conducted a country visit to Italy. Following the visit, the Personal Representative presented his recommendations, which included preventative educational and awareness‑raising efforts and training for police and prosecutors.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published findings from a survey on experiences and perceptions of anti-Semitism conducted in Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The survey showed that many respondents have been victims of anti-Semitic violence and harassment, and feared becoming hate crime victims in the future. The survey also mapped the extent of unreported anti-Semitic hate crime. FRA recommended that EU Member States consider taking a number of steps to improve the reporting, recording, investigating and prosecuting of hate crimes.