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Report Data - Denmark - 2016

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.

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Denmark, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended continuous hate crime training for police officers and prosecutors, in co-operation with ODIHR and affected communities. ECRI also recommended that a new system be introduced to track hate crimes throughout the judicial process.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Denmark, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the authorities facilitate closer co-operation between Muslim communities and the police to prevent and combat violence against Muslims.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Denmark, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the authorities promote increased dialogue between members of the LGBT community and the police to facilitate the reporting of homophobic and transphobic violence.

Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Denmark, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that the police take hate motivations into consideration in cases of vandalism targeting religious sites.

Description Type 
Developments
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

National Developments 
Description Type 
Developments
Organization Report 

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

The Danish National Police has developed a training seminar on hate crime which is offered as part of continuing education efforts.

The Danish National Police initiated a dialogue on hate crimes with a number of significant stakeholders to establish closer and ongoing cooperation with civil society.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

This category includes crimes committed due to bias on the grounds of nationality, ethnicity, race, skin colour, and other related grounds.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

This figure consists of 41 crimes with homophobic motivation and four motivated by bias on the grounds of gender identity.

Description Type 
Reports
Organization Report 

This category reflects the number of actually recorded offences. 55 hate speech crimes were also reported but are not included here.