Moldova regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Moldova’s hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions. Hate crime data are collected by the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the National Bureau of Statistics.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 10 5 41
2017 17 5 10
2016 5 5 5
2015 0 0 1
2014 1 1 Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Moldovan Parliament continued discussing amendments to the Criminal Code's hate crime provisions, which ODIHR reviewed in 2016.

The Parliament also approved a National Human Rights Action Plan, which includes a number of measures to address hate crimes, including establishing a system to collect disaggregated data on hate crimes.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Moldova have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.