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
2017 9 4 3
2016 20 6 7
2015 24 5 4
2014 0 0 0
2013 3 2 3

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Lithuanian Human Rights Monitoring Institute published a study entitled "Protection of Hate Crime Victims' Rights: the case of Lithuania", which included recommendations for state authorities tasked with ensuring the compliance of Lithuanian laws with the EU Directive on Victims’ Rights.

Holy See information

  • The Holy See reported two cases of arson of church buildings and two cases of the desecration of cemeteries. Lithuanian authorities reported that police investigations did not reveal a bias motivation in any of these cases.

Key observation

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