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.
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.
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Human Rights First, the Jewish Community in Denmark (AKVAH), and the Kantor Center reported the murder of a Jewish security guard protecting a synagogue and one incident of vandalism in which a kosher restaurant was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. AKVAH also reported the attempted murder of two Jewish teenagers, two physical assaults on women, four threats and two incidents of vandalism, one of which involved graffiti.read more ›
In its "Concluding observations on the combined twentieth and twenty-first periodic reports of Denmark", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that a national action plan on racism be developed, with a particular focus on combating hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Denmark has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted and sentenced hate crime cases.