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 partially 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 annual victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crime.
Hate crimes recorded by police
The hate crimes presented below include incidents without charges and other investigative measures that had a bias motivation. It also includes 100 incidents of hate speech, which falls outside of the OSCE's definition of hate crime but could not be disaggregated.
In October 2019, when Denmark released its hate crime data for 2018, the Danish National Police also launched an awareness-raising campaign called "Stop the Hate". The campaign consisted of informative postcards distributed to Denmark's 12 police districts and disseminated by police officers during police exhibitions. The postcards were also distributed free-of-charge in restaurants, cafes, theatres and cinemas across the country over a two-week period. The purpose of the postcards was to encourage hate crime victims to report the incidents to the police. A video was also developed as part of the campaign.
Racism and xenophobia, Bias against Muslims, Bias against other groups - Sexual orientation or gender identity
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published relevant recommendations in its "Conclusions on the Implementation of the Recommendations in Respect of Denmark."
The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers published relevant recommendations in its "Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Denmark."
ODIHR observes that Denmark has not reported to ODIHR the number of prosecuted and sentenced hate crime cases.