Denmark regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Hate crime statistics are regularly published.
All police recruits receiving hate crime training as part of their mandatory police training at the Police Academy. The training involves the Danish Prosecution Service and civil society organizations, namely ActionAid Denmark, the Muslim Council, the Jewish community in Denmark, and LGBT+ Denmark. An agreement was concluded between the Danish police and the Prosecution Service on initiatives to improve the response towards hate crime victims, including by training police and prosecutors on hate crimes.
The Ministry of Justice conducts an annual victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crimes. The Danish National Police has regular dialogue regarding hate crimes with a number of significant community stakeholders.
|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 2013 Data
A year-to-year drop in the number of reported hate crimes is caused by improved separation of hate crimes from other criminal forms of intolerance. Police records also included: 56 crimes in which the “extremist” motive could not be confirmed, 70 cases with political motivation, and additional 9 crimes of discrimination and propaganda,. These cases are not included in the overall figure presented here. The crimes of discrimination and criminal propaganda may, however, be included in the breakdown below.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Denmark has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.
In his report following a country visit, the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe encouraged the Danish authorities to pursue efforts to train the police on recording and investigating hate crimes, as well as to encourage the reporting of hate crimes by potential victims. The Commissioner also noted that disability is not included among protected characteristics under Danish hate crime law.