Serbia regularly reports data on hate crimes to ODIHR. Serbia's Criminal Code contains a general penalty-enhancement provision and a substantive offence. The data reported to ODIHR also include cases of incitement to hatred and other hate speech offences. Serbia’s Prosecutor's Office collects data on hate crime.
Hate crimes recorded by police
A breakdown of police recorded hate crimes by bias motivation is not available. Eleven hate crimes (as per OSCE definition) shown below were reported as recorded by police.
In the proceeds from the "Fifth meeting of the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Council", the European Union noted with concern that the investigation, prosecution and penalties for hate crimes against LGBT people are often inadequate and encouraged Serbia to ensure adequate prosecution of all hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Serbia have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.