Leaders of Movement against Intolerance received death threats.
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Report Data - Spain - 2010
A new category – ageist hate crime – has been introduced into the national monitoring system.
The Union of Islamic Communities in Spain reported five physical assaults, two of which involved serious bodily injury, two cases of threats and one case of damage to property.
The Association for the Defense of Religious Freedom reported one physical assault and one case of damage to property. The use of anti-Semitic slurs was reported in both incidents. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain and the Observatory on Anti-Semitism in Spain reported two physical assaults and three cases of graffiti on property. The Stephen Roth Institute reported three hate incidents.
The Union of Islamic Communities in Spain reported one physical assault involving serious bodily injury and several cases of graffiti against Mosques and Islamic-owned businesses in Xati, Valencia.
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) issued a report examining the discrimination and violence experienced by Muslim and non-Muslim youths in Spain. The report found that victims of violence and discrimination often suffered from feelings of social marginalization.
The Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Labour and Immigration established a data-collection system on assault and other crimes with racist or xenophobic motivation. This system was introduced on 1 January 2011 and will allow statistical data related to racism and xenophobia to inform performance management tools. There was also a reform of the security statistics system, managed by the Office of Homeland Security Studies of the Secretary of State of Security to improve co-ordination of data between national police (National Police, Guardia Civil), and regional police bodies (Ertzainza in Basque Region and Mossos d’Esquadra in Catalunya). On 10 March 2010, the regional police body in Catalunya, Mossos d’Esquadra, implemented its “Procedure on Hate Crimes and Discrimination”, which was distributed to all members of the police force and provides the tools to record crimes committed with a discriminatory motive.
The Barcelona Provincial Prosecution Service on Discrimination and Hate Crime reported police figures on racist and xenophobic crimes, including 12 incidents resulting in injuries and 6 instances of threats being made.
The Barcelona Provincial Prosecution Service on Discrimination and Hate Crime in Spain reported police figures on crimes committed with a bias against sexual orientation or gender identity, including 17 assaults causing injuries and 8 cases of threats being made.