Racism and xenophobia cases in Belgium 2008-2018

In the last decade, each year Belgian authorities registered between 820 and 1,190 cases of racism and xenophobia. The number of cases registered was lowest in 2013 and peaked in 2008. In 2018, roughly 1,040 racism cases were registered. Racism accounted for roughly one quarter of all discrimination cases in Belgium in 2016.

 Racism cases in the Netherlands 

  In Belgium’s neighboring country the Netherlands, the number of racism cases registered was considerably higher. In 2017, authorities in the Netherlands registered just over 1,900 cases of racism. The number of cases registered here peaked in 2014, at nearly 2,800 cases. The large majority of the cases registered in the Netherlands in 2018 were insults, at 72 percent. Violence was less common, but still made up 19.3 percent of all cases registered.

Racism cases in Italy

   Racism was a problem in Italy as well. Between 2010 and 2017, nearly every year there was at least one death attributable to racial violence. In 2017, seven people were killed on racial grounds. A further 37 cases of racial bodily violence were registered. That year, another 85 people reported racist insults and threats, and nearly 100 cases of racist writing were also registered.

Registered cases of racism and xenophobia in Belgium from 2008 to 2018

Cases of racism and xenophobia
20181,043
2017930
2016997
20151,036
20141,058
2013821
20121,016
20111,000
2010930
20091,085
20081,190
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

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