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 2014 Data
The sum of disaggregated figures below add up to more than the total because crimes can be recorded under more than one bias motivation. Norway reported that the total figure includes 116 cases of violent crime.
The International Office for Migration (IOM) reported that the Oslo police established a specialist hate crime unit.
The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights noted the creation of a dedicated hate crime unit by the Oslo police in his annual report on intolerance.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), recommended improving the collection of data and addressing the under-reporting of hate crimes. It also recommended providing additional resources to the Office of the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsperson in order to combat discrimination and hate crime against migrant Roma.
It its fifth report on Norway, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) praised the Oslo police for creating a specialized hate crime unit, involving civil society organizations in police officer training and conducting regular dialogue with civil society. ECRI recommended the creation of an electronic system for recording and monitoring racist and homophobic/transphobic incidents and processing them through the judicial system.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.