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.
Hate crimes recorded by police
While breakdown of the below statistics by type of crime is available overall, individual bias motivation categories were not reported in such way, hence only the total number for each bias motivation is presented.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, in his report on a country visit to Norway, commended the country's "Comprehensive Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism," which recommended the creation of a specific category of anti-Semitic hate crime for police to register.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.