The Islamic Council of Finland reported ten incidents.
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Report Data - Finland - 2009
Based on a MoU with ODIHR, the Finnish police have been implementing the TAHCLE programme. Around 900 officers have received training on hate crimes to date. Training events have contributed to a measured increase in identification of hate motive (24 per cent in 2016 to 39 per cent in 2017).
The Ministry of Interior increased funding to address hate crime, which was identified as a priority area in the Police Strategy in 2016. The funding was used, among other things, to appoint 25 hate crime specialists to Helsinki Police Department.
Since December 2017, the Ministry of Justice has been co-ordinating an EU-funded project called Against Hate. One of the main objectives of the project is to further develop the national reporting mechanisms, especially regarding statistics on prosecution and sentencing of hate crime. The project also aims at enhancing the capacity of the police, prosecutors and judges to act against hate crime and hate speech, and to develop support services for victims of hate crime.
As part of the EU-funded project PROXIMITY, the Ministry of Justice is supporting the capacities of local authorities and especially municipal policing to prevent and identify hate crimes and other forms of intolerance.
Official figures record 1,041 racist and xenophobic hate crimes: 645 physical assaults including two attempted murders, 152 cases of damage to property/vandalism, 61 cases of disturbance of the peace, 183 cases of threats.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination and others were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of racist and xenophobic hate crimes.
Official figures record 79 anti-religious crimes, including 30 physical assaults, 20 cases of damage to property/vandalism, one desecration of graves, four disturbance of domestic peace and 24 threats.
Hate crimes reported under this category cover all anti-religious hate crime, without disaggregation by faith.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination, and other were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of anti-religious hate crimes.
Official figures recorded 20 hate crimes, including 13 physical assaults based on bias against LGBT, three cases of disturbance of the peace, two cases of damage to property and two cases of threats.
Official figures were reported separately for LGB and transgender hate crime but are presented together here.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination, and other were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of hate crimes against LGBT.
Official figures record 28 cases of crimes based on bias towards people with disabilities including 19 physical assaults, two cases of disturbance of the peace, six cases of threats and one case of damage to property.