Slovakia regularly reports police data and data on sentencing to ODIHR. Slovakia's criminal code includes substantive offences and a specific penalty-enhancement clause affixed to a large number of base offences. While sentencing data only comprise hate crimes, police data also include hate speech offences. The Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor's Office collect hate crime data. The data are published as part of the annual Report on Extremism.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 34 16 10
2016 10 9 3
2015 6 30 2
2014 3 Not available 4
2013 7 Not available 7

Hate crimes recorded by police

The police figure refers to crimes recorded as having a "specific motivation", i.e. hate crimes. In addition to recorded hate crimes, which are presented below, 11 additional bias motivated incidents were registered, as well as 96 incidents targeting people with disabilities.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Slovakia could benefit from encouraging victims to report hate crimes and could consider increasing co-operation with civil society in that respect.