You are here

Report Data - Denmark - 2015

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 446 Not available Not available
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

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The National Police College delivers an initial mandatory course on hate crime, in which police cadets are taught how to interact with targeted groups and how to communicate with victims in a respectful and understanding manner.

The Danish National Police offers officers a training seminar on hate crime as part of continuing education efforts.

The Danish National Police has continued a dialogue on hate crime with a number of significant stakeholders to establish closer and ongoing co-operation with civil society.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

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.

Organization Name 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported an incident in which an asylum-seeker was severely assaulted by a group of masked men, an arson attack on a bus used by the inhabitants of an asylum centre, and three incidents in which threatening messages were painted on asylum centres.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault, in which a woman was referred to as a terrorist and assaulted; an attempted arson attack on a Muslim community centre; and two incidents of the desecration of and damage to graves.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

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.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 102 racist and xenophobic crimes.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 13 anti-Semitic hate crimes.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 41 hate crimes motivated by anti-Muslim bias.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 5 hate crimes targeting Christians.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 31 hate crimes based on bias against LGBT people.

Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

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.

Overview of incidents reported by civil society groups and organizations 
Mandated bias motivation 
#raw-data:Attack figures:;