Latvia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Latvia's criminal code contains a general penalty enhancement. Data reported to ODIHR also include offences of incitement to hatred. Data are collected by the Ministry of Interior, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Analysis and Management of the Prosecutor General's Office, the Courts Administration unit of the Ministry of Justice and the Security Police of the Republic of Latvia. Data are not made publicly available.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2018||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2011 Data
Police figures include crimes of incitement to hatred.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Latvia strengthen training on hate crimes for police, judges and prosecutors. In its adopted reports for 2011, ECRI noted cases of violence against Roma and of damage to property and a monument in Latvia.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Latvia to intensify its efforts to combat hate crime, noting improved criminal law provisions and training. It also recommended that Latvia consider legislative measures to recognize violence against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.