Portugal regularly reports information on hate crimes to ODIHR. The Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect data on hate crime. Portuguese civil society and government agencies participated in a two-year European Commission-funded project "Hate No More" to develop training and increase awareness of hate crime and victims' needs among communities, the public and officials. A protocol signed by Portugal's Centre for Judiciary Studies, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), and the Council of Europe aims to promote training related to hate crimes and to develop a good practice guide on hate crimes.
In 2018, the Ministry of Justice, ODIHR and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights co-organized a workshop to improve hate crime recording and data collection, based on ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT). The workshop resulted in a set of recommendations for relevant state authorities. In the same year, the Portuguese Association for Victim Support published a handbook entitled "Hate no more - Support for Victims of Hate Crimes", which was developed jointly with the Attorney General's Office, the Judiciary Police and the CIG.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||132||Not available||Not available|
|2018||63||Not available||Not available|
|2017||48||Not available||Not available|
|2015||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|
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Portugal has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.
In its fourth report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Portugal provide specific training for judges, prosecutors and the police on the application of the country’s criminal law provisions against racism and racial discrimination, with a particular emphasis on recognizing racist motivations.