Slovakia regularly reports police data and data on sentencing to ODIHR. Slovakia's criminal code includes substantive offences and a specific penalty enhancement clause affixed to a large number of base offences. While sentencing data only comprise hate crimes, police data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect hate crime data. The data on hate crime are not made public.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2010||Not available||Not available||10|
About 2011 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, 49 other extremist crimes were committed.
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights visited Slovakia, where he expressed concern about hate crimes targeting the Roma population. His recommendations included adopting a broad definition of “racist incident” so that police are required to investigate potential racist motivation as soon as such incidents are reported and having authorities unequivocally and publicly condemn attacks against Roma as unacceptable in Slovak society, whenever they occur. He aslo called on the authorities to address shortcomings in the implementation of the criminal law against racially-motivated violence, notably the provision that establishes racial motivation as an aggravating circumstance in respect of all crimes.