Lithuania regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Lithuania's Criminal Code contains a combination of general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and a substantive offence. Data are collected by the Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor General's Office. Data are not made publicly available.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 7 4 2
2017 9 4 3
2016 20 6 7
2015 24 5 4
2014 0 0 0

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Ministry of the Interior has co-ordinated the implementation of an EU-funded project to strengthen effective investigation, prosecution and adequate sentencing of hate crimes and address under-reporting. The Prosecutor’s Office is a partner in the project.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Lithuania has not made public reliable data and statistics on hate crimes.