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Spain, Ministry of Interior (2015), Report on incidents related to hate crimes (Informe delitos de odio 2014), Madrid, Ministry of Interior

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Public authority


Spain, Ministry of Interior

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime

Target Population

Ethnic minorities People of African descent & Black Europeans Muslims Migrants LGBTI

Key findings

Annual official report on hate crimes in Spain that mainly referred to the last developments and data registered.
Key findings:
- An increase in the data and a more detailed breakdown of the information by months and provinces
- The cases based on racism and xenophobia and/or on the sexual orientation or identity were more than 75%
- Many hate crimes were related to certain criminal typologies concerning the injury offences and crimes against freedom and sexual integrity.
- Significant impact of the "hate crimes" in homes, public places and the hotel and leisure industry

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

The data were obtained through the Crime Statistics System (statistical system of criminality (SEC)).

For its computation takes into account the facts that have being acknowledge b the following police corps: Guardia Civil, the National Police, the independent police of the different autonomous communities (Ertzaintza and Mossos d'esquadra and Policía Foral de Navarra) as well as the Local Police groups.

Sample details and representativeness

The survey is aimed at the population of Spanish nationality with 18 and over years of age resident in the country.

It has been conducted through personal interview in the respondents´ homes on a sample of 2.470 people randomly selected.

The fieldwork was conducted from the 19 November to the 1 of December 2015.

DISCLAIMERThe information presented here is collected under contract by the FRA's research network FRANET. The information and views contained do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.