Norway regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Norway's criminal law contains specific penalty enhancements for certain hate crimes. The reported official data include cases of incitement to hatred. Hate crime data are collected by the National Police Directorate, Ministry of Justice and Statistics Norway. Hate crime statistics are regularly published.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 549 Not available Not available
2016 466 Not available Not available
2015 347 Not available Not available
2014 223 Not available Not available
2013 238 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

While breakdown of the statistics below by type of crime is available, individual bias motivation categories were not reported, hence only the total number for each bias motivation is presented.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.