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Title: Hate crime recording and data collection practice across the EU
Corporate Authors: Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) 
Subject Keywords: hate crime ; hate speech ; victims ; data collection ; law ; national law
Key Issues: hate crime
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: FRA
Publication Country: Luxembourg 
Publication Place : Luxembourg
Edition: 1
Material Type: thematic report
Format: pdf
Language: English
Country: EU region 
Country Coverage: EU region 
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Abstract: “Across the European Union, people face hatred because of their skin colour, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality. In response, the EU and its Member States have introduced laws against hate crime and support services for victims. But these will only fulfil their potential if victims report hate-motivated harassment and violence to the police, and if police officers record such incidents as hate crimes. This report provides rich and detailed information on hate crime recording and data collection systems across the EU, including any systemic cooperation with civil society. Laws against hate crime are in place, imposing increased penalties for bias motivation, and diverse services are available for victims. But are these measures enough? There are two major catches. Only a fraction of victims report hate-motivated harassment and violence to the police. Moreover, even when they do, police officers do not always flag them as hate crimes. Some may not recognise certain incidents as stemming from prejudice. Others may simply lack the necessary practical tools, such as incident reporting forms, that allow racist motivation to be noted – or the inclination to provide information not always deemed obligatory. This means these hate crimes remain unidentified or unrecorded – and thus un-investigated, unprosecuted, uncounted and, ultimately, invisible.”
Internal Notes: Contents: 1. Key findings and FRA opinions 2. International norms, standards and guidance on hate crime recording and data collection 3. Comparative overview of the situation at national level 4. Recording and collecting data on hate crime in the EU-28 5. Crime victimisation surveys in the EU
Physical Description: 106 p.
ISBN: 9789294740632
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