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Is there evidence of significant disparities between the number of racist incidents and crimes reported and the numbers of racist incidents and crimes recorded by police authorities?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
18/02/2012 - 11:38
Short Answer

The comparison cannot be made for lack of statistical data from the police.


Qualitative Info

The General Police Inspectorate do not yet collect statistical data segregated to look at ethnicity/race/religion of either the victim or the perpetrator and they do not collect data segregated on the relevant articles for racist incidents and crime of the criminal code and other criminal provisions. [1] The General Prosecutor's Office, collects segregated data relevant for instigation to discrimination, hindering the freedom of the cults and the aggravating circumstance of discriminatory ground offences included in the criminal code as well as data on crimes under Government Emergency Ordinance 31/2002 on the ban of organizations and symbols with a fascist, racist or xenophobic character and the promotion of the cult of persons guilty of crimes against peace and humanity. [2]



  • 1. Ministry of Administration and Interior, General Police Inspectorate Address No. 56404/30.08.2010 to the Centre for Legal Resources
  • 2. Public Ministry, Prosecutor’s Office to the High Court of Cassation and Justice Address No. 1403/C/8430/2010 from 12.08.2010, to the Centre for Legal Resources


Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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