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Report Data - Greece - 2010

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 164 17 4
2017 128 46 6
2016 40 6 2
2015 60 27 4
2014 71 29 5

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

Several government bodies and civil society organizations signed a Co-operation Agreement on Combating Racist Crime in Greece during a conference on "Building an Integrated Response to Racist Crime in the Criminal Justice." The event and negotiations on the agreement were co-ordinated by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights in co-operation with ODIHR.

The National Council Against Racism and Intolerance has created a brochure instructing victims of hate crimes on where and how to file a complaint. It also provides guidance to officers on dealing with hate crime cases.

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Praksis reported 206 hate-motivated incidents resulting in injuries to refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.

The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe and the Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association reported one case of damage to property targeted at the Turkish Youth Union. In addition, the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe reported two arson attacks on the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey and one case of damage to property.

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The Greek Helsinki Monitor reported two anti-Semitic arson attacks on a synagogue in Crete. The Stephen Roth Institute reported seven hate incidents.

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The Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe, the Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association and the Culture and Solidarity Association of the Turks of Rhodes, Kos and Dodecanese reported one case of the desecration of a cemetery, in which more than 20 gravestones were destroyed. In addition, the Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe and the Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association reported one arson attack on a mosque, one case of damage to property, in which gravestones were desecrated, and other offences, including attacks against animals belonging to Turkish people. The Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association and the Culture and Solidarity Association of the Turks of Rhodes, Kos and Dodecanese also reported one arson attack.

Human Rights First and the Western Thrace University Graduates Association each reported the desecration of a cemetery .

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UNHCR reported multiple instances of physical assaults on refugees and a series of attacks on the property of the Greek Forum of Refugees. UNHCR also reported one murder, two physical assaults causing serious injury and one case of damage to property. The following attacks involving groups were also reported by UNHCR: physicals assaults against Afghan nationals, an arson attack on the home of Bangladeshi immigrants, who were inside the home at the time, and an arson attack on the home of Tunisian immigrants, who were also inside the home.

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UNHCR reported a number of physical assaults, one of which resulted in serious bodily injury, and a series of attacks on mosques, including two arson attacks and one case of damage.

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Official figures record a physical assault on a Bangladeshi citizen and an arson attack on the premises of a group of Bangladeshi citizens.