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Report Data - Poland - 2011

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 1117 397 315
2017 886 320 260
2016 874 281 236
2015 263 229 195
2014 778 179 127

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

Never Again reported one case of damage to property involving a car, and two cases of physical assault against football players of African descent.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

The Kantor Center reported one case of graffiti on a Holocaust memorial.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

The Campaign Against Homophobia reported one case of homophobic graffiti on a car owned by a gay man; one threat against a woman at an LGBT event in Warsaw; four physical assaults, including two in a domestic setting, one on a tram, and one involving serious injury against a man leaving a gay-friendly club; and a series of assaults at gay pride events in Wroclaw, Łódź and Kraków involving physical assaults and objects being thrown at participants.

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Description Type 
Reports
National Developments 
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Developments
Organization Report 

Poland continued with the implementation of ODIHR’s law-enforcement training programme on hate crimes, resulting in a total of 115 expert trainers on hate crime by the end of 2011. Local training sessions on hate crimes also continued, bringing the total number of police officers trained on hate crimes to 38,000. These also included the national launch and distribution to police officers of leaflets on hate crime and common hate symbols.

On the basis of an audit review concerning criminal cases based on racism or xenophobia, the Preparatory Proceedings Office of General Prosecutor’s Office conducted an analysis of hate crimes and outlined methodological guidelines for prosecutors who lead or supervise preparatory proceedings in hate crime cases. This analysis was sent to all appeals prosecutor’s offices with a request to further distribute it to subordinate prosecution units.

Organization Report 

Official law-enforcement figures record 222 hate crimes without specifying underlying bias. The number includes two homicides, 105 physical assaults, 81 threats and 34 attacks against places of worship.