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Report Data - Norway - 2015

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.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

Stop Discrimination reported five physical assaults, including one committed by a group against a man with learning disabilities and one incident causing serious injuries to a man in a wheelchair; two incidents of vandalism, including one in which an assistance vehicle was damaged; and a robbery against a woman in a wheelchair.

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Reports
Organization Report 

SETA reported two physical assaults, one of which involved the stabbing of a Muslim man of African descent, while the second was carried out by a group that targeted two Kurdish men

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IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault, in which two Kurdish men were attacked by a group; and two arson attacks on reception centres for asylum-seekers.

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Reports
Organization Report 

In its "Concluding observations on the combined twenty-first and twenty-second periodic reports of Norway", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that a clear definition of hate crime be adopted in the Criminal Code, that a national system for registering hate crimes be established, that data on hate crimes be provided, that law enforcement be trained, and that all hate crimes be effectively investigated and prosecuted.

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Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

Overview of incidents reported by civil society groups and organizations 
Mandated bias motivation 
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