Norway regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Norway's criminal law contains specific penalty enhancements for certain criminal offences. The reported official data include cases of incitement to hatred. Hate crime data are collected by the National Police Directorate. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. The National Police Directorate conducts annual victimization surveys, which include questions about hate crime.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||549||Not available||Not available|
|2016||466||Not available||Not available|
|2015||347||Not available||Not available|
|2014||223||Not available||Not available|
|2013||238||Not available||Not available|
|2012||216||Not available||Not available|
|2011||218||Not available||Not available|
|2010||307||Not available||Not available|
|2009||236||Not available||Not available|
About 2009 Data
There is a discrepancy between the total figure and the sum of the breakdown by bias motivations because some crimes are recorded under multiple bias motivations.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodical Review, made a number of recommendations related to addressing racism and xenophobia in Norway, including encouraging Norway to improve its data-collection systems.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolernace (ECRI) recommended that the Norwegian authorities monitor the Internet activities of extreme right-wing groups and take firm action against any offences they commit through the Internet.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) expressed concern about anti-Semitism in Norway.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) raised concerns over intolerance and discrimination against Muslims in Norway.