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Report Data - Norway - 2012

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 624 60 37
2017 549 Not available Not available
2016 466 Not available Not available
2015 347 Not available Not available
2014 223 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

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.

IGO Reports 
Organization Name 
Organization Report 

The OSCE Chairmanship’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also Focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions, Judge Catherine McGuinness, together with the other Personal Representatives of the Chairmanship, made a country visit to Norway. She emphasized the importance of improving the collection of accurate data on hate crimes.

Bias Motivation 
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Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
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Developments
Organization Report 

The Norwegian Government published a new action plan on crime prevention for the period 2013-2016, which includes an objective to improve the quality and functionality of the system of registration and reporting of hate crime in Norway.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 162 crimes motivated by bias against racial or ethnic origin.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 39 crimes motivated by anti-religious bias without differentiation by faith.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 34 crimes based on bias against LGBT.