Iceland regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Iceland's Criminal Code contains a substantive offence provision. Iceland's data, collected by the National Police Commissioner, include cases of discrimination and defamation.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2015||10||Not available||Not available|
|2014||8||Not available||Not available|
|2013||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2012||6||Not available||Not available|
|2011||1||Not available||Not available|
|2010||2||Not available||Not available|
About 2011 Data
The reported figure consists of threats and an unspecified number of defamation and other hate speech cases.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Iceland introduce provisions in criminal law that expressly consider racist motivation as an aggravating circumstance of an offence, and strengthen in-service and initial training for police, prosecutors and judges on recognizing racist motivation.