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
2019 9 1 0
2018 7 4 2
2017 9 4 3
2016 20 6 7
2015 24 5 4

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

Lithuania adopted a new Code of Administrative Offences in 2015 that includes a general penalty enhancement provision if the offense was committed with a bias motivation. The code will enter into force in 2017.

Key observation

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