Athena Institute

Magyar

Hate Crime Record

The database includes all confirmed cases committed with a clearly identified hate motive in Hungary since 2009 and were reported by authentic sources. While compiling the database Athena Institute analysts have reviewed tens of thousands of press accounts, government and NGO reports and other documents. Accordingly, the Hate Crime Record is not comprehensive and includes only reported cases - but in general, it provides clear guidance concerning bias-motivated tensions manifest in Hungary. Consequently, the primary purpose of the database is to inform those interested, thus the Institute does not assume legal responsibility for its content. Details

In Hungary during 2012, reported and verified hate-crimes

  • were motivated by racism in 48 per cent of the cases, anti-Semitism in 44 per cent, homophobia in 4 per cent and racism and anti-Semitism in 4 per cent of the cases,
  • 80 per cent of the cases did not cause personal injury, 16 per cent caused personal injury and 4 per cent had unknown outcomes,
  • 36 per cent of the crimes were committed in Budapest, 32 per cent in a county seat and 32 per cent in other rural settlements,
  • 28 per cent of the cases were committed against individuals, 68 per cent were committed against property or vandalism, 4 per cent caused both personal injury and damage in property.

 

In Hungary during 2011, reported and verified hate-crimes

  • were motivated by racism in 55 percent of the cases, anti-Semitism in 24 percent, racism and anti-Semitism together in 10 percent and homophobia in 10 percent,
  • 83 percent of the cases did not cause personal injury, while 14 percent caused personal injury,
  • 31 percent of the cases were committed in Budapest, 7 percent in a county seat and 55 percent in other rural settlements,
  • 72 percent of the cases were committed against individuals and 28 percent were committed against property or vandalism.

In Hungary during 2010, reported and verified hate-crimes

  • were motivated by racism in 55 percent of the cases, anti-Semitism in 26 percent, homophobia in 16 percent and anti-Christian hatred in 3 percent of the cases,
  • 74 percent of the cases did not cause personal injury, 23 percent caused personal injury and 3 percent were fatal,
  • 27 percent of the crimes were committed in Budapest, 27 percent in a county seat and 46 percent in other rural settlements,
  • 55 percent of the cases were committed against individuals, 32 percent were committed against property or vandalism, 13 percent caused both personal injury and damage in property.

The above Key Statistics were generated by the Hate Crime Record maintained by the Athena Institute.