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Report Data - Switzerland - 2015

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 228 Not available 49
2018 159 - 56
2017 179 Not available 50
2016 164 - 50
2015 181 57 52
NGO reports 
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The Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism reported two physical assaults and one threat. The Intercommunity Coordination against Anti-Semitism and Defamation (CICAD) and the Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism reported one incident of vandalism involving swastika graffiti. CICAD reported four additional incidents of vandalism involving swastika graffiti. 

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The Intercommunity Coordination against Anti-Semitism and Defamation (CICAD) reported threats against a Jewish school and one incident of vandalism targeting a synagogue. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Human Rights First reported a physical assault carried out by a group on a man leaving a synagogue.The Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism reported one physical assault against a man that caused serious injury. 

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Jehovah's Witnesses – Switzerland reported one incident of physical assault. The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe (OIDC) reported three incidents of vandalism, two of which involved graffiti.

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The Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism reported one physical assault on a Muslim woman and one threat in which a car driver pretended to run over a woman wearing a headscarf.

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The Consultation Network for the Victims of Racism reported one threat targeting two Roma people.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Switzerland has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.

Holy See Reports 
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The Holy See reported two incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches.

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