Portugal regularly reports information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Portugal's hate crime laws consist of a combination of substantive offences and specific penalty enhancements. The Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect data on hate crime.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 23 58 -
2017 48 Not available Not available
2016 - - 0
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 21 21 Not available

National developments

The possibility to flag a hate crime case has been introduced in the Criminal Police database.

Key observation

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