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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2020||635||Not available||Not available|
|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|
About 2011 Data
Figures include discrimination and propaganda crimes.
From this overall figure, in 189 cases the extremist motive could not be confirmed. 78 further cases represented discrimination or hate speech crimes and were therefore not included in the breakdown below, bringing the final figure of hate crimes reported in 2011 to 102.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Denmark to take measures to protect vulnerable groups from hate crimes, noting the launch of an awareness-raising campaign to increase reporting of hate crimes.