Country

Czechia Czechia

Title

In Iustitia. Report on hate crime in the Czech Republic 2014 (Zpráva o násilí z nenávisti v České republice 2014). Praha: In Iustita.

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Year

2015

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation

Institution

In Iustitia

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime

Target Population

General population Muslims Ethnic minorities

Key findings

The report enumerates the number of hate crimes in 2014, most of which were connected to ethnic or national belonging. In 2014 In Iustita recorded 86 incidents of hate crime, of which 47 were firmly verified. The most common grounds and reasons for attacks were the motivations of hate against ethnic groups or other nationalities (41 incidents), followed by religious beliefs (14 incidents) and skin colour (8 cases). While the most vulnerable are Roma people (34 registered attacks), the second most vulnerable are Muslims (10 attacks).

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The organisation has its own database of for hate crime, which registers the outcome of cases as well.

The cases entered in the database are from police statistics, namely the Database of the Statistical System on Criminality (Evidence statistického systému kriminality). In addition, In Iustita collects data also from victims of hate crimes (or their family members or witnesses), other NGOs or media cases. Hate crime can be reported to them during their fieldwork, via an online form or a hotline. All incidents are ranked on the basis of their verification from firmly verified to not verified.

Sample details and representativeness

Not relevant

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