Denmark regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Denmark's hate crime laws are comprised of a general penalty-enhancement provision. Reported data include discrimination and hate speech offences, although these can be disaggregated. Hate crime data are collected by the Danish National Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. Denmark conducts regular victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crime.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 274 Not available Not available
2015 198 Not available Not available
2014 Not available Not available Not available
2013 110 Not available Not available
2012 320 0 0

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Danish National Police took over the responsibility for collecting data on hate crime in 2015, which is reported annually. The first report was published in June 2016.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Denmark has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted and sentenced hate crime cases.