Ukraine regularly submits information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Ukraine's hate crime laws combine general and specific penalty enhancement provisions and contain a substantive offence. Hate crime data are collected by the General Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Department on Sentence Execution and the State Statistics Committee.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 256 235 4
2018 178 149 6
2017 163 94 3
2016 144 76 2
2015 157 79 3

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

ODIHR's publication Categorizing and Investigating Hate Crimes in Ukraine: A Practical Guide was published in May 2019. The Guide aims to assist prosecutors overseeing the investigation process, and complements the efforts of the National Police Main Investigation Department and the Human Rights Department, which launched a detailed Methodological Recommendation on Investigating Hate Crimes in 2017.

Key observation

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