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
2018 178 149 6
2017 163 94 3
2016 144 76 2
2015 157 79 3
2014 33 33 2

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The National Police adopted an Action Plan to prevent hate crimes for 2019. As part of the plan, hate crime monitoring groups have been created in police units.

The Human Rights Department and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police have worked with ODIHR to transform the internal Methodological Recommendations on Investigating Hate Crimes, launched in 2017, into a publication on Categorizing and Investigating Hate Crimes in Ukraine: A Practical Guide, launched in 2019, which is now to be translated into operational practice of the police and subsequent trainings for police officers.

Key observation

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