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.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 266 130 13
2017 34 16 10
2016 10 9 3
2015 6 30 2
2014 3 Not available 4

Hate crimes recorded by police

Unlike the overall figure presented above, the police figure by bias motivation here refers to crimes recorded as having a "specific motivation", i.e., hate crimes.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Slovakia has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.