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, Ministry of Justice and Statistics Norway. 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 2018 Data
The number presented here refers to police-recorded incidents. The sum of disaggregated figures below adds up to more than the total because crimes can be recorded under more than one bias motivation. Both numbers include hate speech and discrimination incidents, which fall outside of OSCE's definition of hate crimes.
Hate crime recorded by police
Because there may be several motives registered in one criminal case, the number of police-recorded hate crimes by bias motivation below is higher (699) than the overall figure presented above (624).
|2018-08||Violent attacks against people||
The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) published relevant recommendations in its "Report from the Thirty-third session: Summary of stakeholders' submissions on Norway."
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech