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Report Data - Spain - 2017

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1598 Not available Not available
2017 1419 Not available Not available
2016 1272 Not available Not available
2015 1328 Not available Not available
2014 1285 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

A new category – ageist hate crime – has been introduced into the national monitoring system.

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Spain, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the law enforcement authorities further improve the system for recording and monitoring hate crime.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Spain has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted hate crime cases and information on sentenced hate crime cases.

National Developments 
Description Type 
Organization Report 

These numbers represent all anti-religious crime, including motivated by bias against Christians and Muslims.

Description Type 
Organization Report 

Significant year-to-year decrease in disability hate crime is due to updated methodological approach to computing the numbers, not by a change in incidence.