Denmark regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Denmark's hate crime laws are comprised of a general penalty-enhancement provision. Reported data include discrimination and hate speech offences, although these can be disaggregated. Hate crime data are collected by the Danish National Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. Denmark conducts regular victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crime.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 449 - -
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

Hate crimes recorded by police

In addition to the hate crimes presented below, the Danish National Police also monitors incidents without charges and other investigative measures that had a bias motivation.

National developments

The Danish National Police is now part of a Nordic police network working with hate crimes, initiated by the Norwegian Criminal Police.

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.

Key observation

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