Switzerland regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Switzerland's Criminal Code contains no hate crime provision (see the link to related legislation, below) and hate crimes are addressed under anti-discrimination criminal provisions. The Federal Commission against Racism partners with the association 'humanrights.ch' in the Counselling Network for Victims of Racism, which publishes annual analytical reports on hate crime.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
About 2013 Data
Figures consist predominantly of crimes of incitement to hatred and crimes involving discrimination.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Switzerland has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.
In its fifth report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the Swiss authorities improve their system for recording and monitoring violent incidents in order to obtain more reliable statistics on the racist, homophobic or transphobic motivation of offences.