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.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 5 0 0
2016 9 1 2
2015 79 7 19
2014 87 21 14
2013 64 24 16

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.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that the law enforcement agencies of Serbia have not recorded the bias motivations of hate crimes.