North Macedonia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. North Macedonia implemented ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) Programme in 2014, training more than 2,000 police officers under the programme by 2018. Following changes to the hate crime provisions in 2018, a refresher training-of-trainers session for police was conducted by ODIHR in December 2021. North Macedonia implemented ODIHR's Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) programme in 2019, and in 2022 completed a training on hate crimes for the judiciary together with the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2022||54||Not available||Not available|
|2020||29||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2014||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2011||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2010||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2009||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2022 Data
The above data refers to the total number of registered crimes in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Code of the Republic of North Macedonia. The figures may include cases of hate speech and discrimination, which fall outside of the OSCE's hate crime definition.
Hate crime recorded by police
The records below may include cases of hate speech, which falls outside of the OSCE's definition of hate crime. Detailed data on bias motivations are not available.
ODIHR recognizes North Macedonia's efforts to build the capacity of police and prosecutors to address hate crimes effectively. However, based on the available information, it observes that North Macedonia has not reported data on hate crimes recorded by prosecution and judiciary to ODIHR, as well as that law enforcement agencies have not recorded the bias motivations behind hate crimes and that statistics do not sufficiently distinguish hate crimes from other crimes. In addition, ODIHR observes that North Macedonia would benefit from continuing to raise awareness among and build the capacity of criminal justice officials to address hate crime.
ODIHR recalls that in Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, OSCE participating States have agreed to a definition of hate crime shared by all OSCE participating States, and have committed to collecting reliable data and statistics in sufficient detail on hate crimes, and to reporting such data periodically to ODIHR. Participating States have also committed to introducing or further developing professional training and capacity-building activities for law enforcement, prosecution, and judicial officials dealing with hate crimes.
ODIHR stands ready to support North Macedonia in meeting its relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistance in the area of hate crime recording and data collection, as well as further resources and tailored capacity-building assistance for police, prosecution, and judiciary.