Iceland regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Iceland's Criminal Code contains a substantive-offence provision. Iceland's data, collected by the National Police Commissioner, include cases of discrimination and defamation.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 14 1 3
2016 6 0 0
2015 10 Not available Not available
2014 8 Not available Not available
2013 Not available Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

Police data includes hate speech that also includes another offence (like threat, assault, vandalism, etc.) and are therefore potential hate crimes.

National developments

The police have begun systematically including bias motive when registering hate crimes.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Iceland has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.