The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Norway provide more information on judicial statistics on prosecution, convictions and sentences on racist acts, noting a considerable lack of such information.
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Report Data - Norway - 2011
The Police Directorate has issued guidelines for registering hate crimes for use by all police officers when receiving reports of hate crimes.
The authorities have continued implementing two action plans: the Action Plan against Anti-Semitism 2016-2020; and the LGBTI Action Plan: Safety, Diversity, Openness 2017-2020, on countering discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
The Norwegian Police arrested Anders Behring Breivik and charged him with the 22 July 2011 attacks on government buildings in Oslo and a political party youth summer camp on Utøya Island, which killed a total of 77 people and injured hundreds more. The main court trial began on 16 April 2012. Breivik has claimed he carried out the massacre on Utøya in order to wipe out the next generation of a political party he blamed for encouraging a multicultural Norway.
Official figures record 35 crimes motivated by anti-religious bias without differentiation by faith.