Norway regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Norway’s criminal law contains specific penalty enhancements for certain hate crimes. The reported official data include cases of incitement to hatred. Hate crime data are collected by the National Police Directorate, Ministry of Justice and Statistics Norway. Hate crime statistics are regularly published.
Official country information
Civil society information
Overview of incidents reported by civil society
|Bias Motivation||Attacks Against People||Attacks Against Property|
|Racism and xenophobia||2||0||0|
|Bias against people with disabilities and other groups||6||0||2|
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
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.
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.
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.
ODIHR key observations
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.