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Is there evidence that areas containing significant numbers migrants and minorities are policed in different ways than others?

Key Area:
Policing - Law Enforcement - Justice
Racism, Discrimination
16/01/2012 - 06:24
Short Answer

No comprehensive evidence is available.

Qualitative Info

While no comprehensive data or evidence is available, human rights organizations report cases when the police refuses to investigate attacks against members of minority groups as hate crimes, e.g. in March and April 2011 in Gyöngyöspata, a village with a significant Roma population, when rightist extremist were patrolling there.[1]


[1] TASZ (2011) ‘Hogyan keni el a rendőrség a gyűlölet-bűncselekményeket?’ (05.10.2011), available at: (last accessed: 29.02.2012)

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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