Measuring hate crime data

The Agency gave a presentation to six OSCE missions in the South East Europe region as well as OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on 11 May on measuring and improving the collection of hate crime data.

The presentation covered the Agency’s surveys, which have asked questions related to personal experiences of bias-motivated harassment and violence – for example, with respect to person’s ethnic or immigrant background, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. In terms of administrative data collection, there was reference to the subgroup on methodologies for recording and collecting data on hate crime.

The subgroup, which FRA coordinates, is developing core elements for a methodology that can be used to record and collect hate crime data, while also bringing about better data comparability across countries. The OSCE missions in South East Europe are considering how FRA’s examples could be applied to improve data collection in the region.