Slovakia regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Slovakia has implemented ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme since 2017 and the Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) programme since 2018. In 2018, the Ministry of Interior co-organized with ODIHR and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights a workshop on understanding and improving hate crime recording and data collection, based on ODIHR's Information Against Hate Crimes Toolkit (INFAHCT). The workshop resulted in a set of recommendations to relevant state authorities. There is a high degree of hate crime specialization in both police and prosecutor structures.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2010||Not available||Not available||10|
About 2010 Data
Police figures include crimes of incitement to hatred and hate speech offences (“extremist” crimes).
Sentencing figures comprise only crimes committed on the basis of a “specific motive”, i.e. hate crimes, for which a prison sentence has been handed down.
In addition to this sentencing figure, 42 other extremist crimes were committed and punished by prison term.
Hate crime recorded by police
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) noted with concern the number of racially motivated attacks in Slovakia, encouraging investigation, prosecution and increased punishment for racially motivated violence. CERD also expressed its concern over the reported increase in anti-Semitic violence and urged authorities to intensify their efforts to combat and prevent such crimes.