North Macedonia

The country's criminal code contains a substantive-offence provision and general penalty enhancements for hate crime. The data reported to ODIHR also include cases of incitement to hatred.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 33 - -
2017 Not available Not available Not available
2016 2 - -
2015 5 3 2
2014 Not available Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

Amendments to the Criminal Code have been adopted, including a hate crime definition, the introduction of specific penalty enhancing provisions for a number of offences and updates to the aggravating circumstance provision applicable to all offences in the Code.

The Ministry of Interior's Unit for Criminal Intelligence and Analysis has begun keeping monthly records of hate crimes.

Key observation

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