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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||3||Not available||Not available|
About 2011 Data
Prosecution figures include one racist assault.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Lithuania ensure hate crimes are effectively prosecuted and punished, including providing remedies to victims and conducting awareness-raising campaigns.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Lithuania include systems for better monitoring and continue training of police, lawyers, judges and prosecutors on hate crime provisions, noting improvements to legislation and the system for recording criminal acts motivated by racism.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Lithuania to further strengthen its measures to investigate and prosecute hate crimes, noting that the criminal law has already been amended to include racial motivation as an aggravating circumstance in all crimes. It also recommended that Lithuania take measures to prevent and prosecute violence and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.