Greece regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Greece's Criminal Code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision for hate crimes. The Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the Public Prosecutor's Office and the State Security headquarters of the Greek Police collect hate crime data.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 128 46 6
2016 40 6 2
2015 60 27 4
2014 71 29 5
2013 109 9 0

Hate crimes recorded by police

Police numbers presented here refer to incidents, which may include more than one crime.

National developments

The Hellenic Police with the co-operation of Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights and the Prosecutor's Office of the Court of First Instance of Athens developed a new template to ease tracking of hate crime cases progressing through the criminal justice system.

Key observation

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