Czech Republic

The Czech Republic regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. The Czech Republic's hate crime laws consist of a combination of general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and substantive offences. The data reported to ODIHR combine hate crime and hate speech. Hate crime data are collected by the Informatics and Analytical Centre of the Criminal Police and the Investigation Service of the Police Presidium, the Analytical and Legislative Department of the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office and the Informatics Department of the Ministry of Justice. Hate crime data are published annually by the government in a Report on extremism.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 47 29 44
2016 49 30 72
2015 64 20 29
2014 24 32 41
2013 41 43 24

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The police analysed the functioning of an internet hotline to report hate crimes and proposed changes to be implemented in 2018.

The government-run and Norwegian funded Campaign Against Racism and Hate Violence has produced several methodological guidance documents for police on identification of and response to hate crimes and dealing with victims of hate crimes. Furthermore, the campaign has trained 257 police officers, spokespersons and municipal police officers on hate crimes by the civil society group In IUSTITIA.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the Czech Republic has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.