Sweden regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Sweden's criminal law contains a general penalty enhancement provision. Sweden includes defamation, hate speech and discrimination crimes in its data. Hate crime data are collected by the National Council for Crime Prevention and are based on information from the police and the prosecution authority. Since 2012, the number of hate crime cases is estimated based on a statistical sample of police reports. Since 2016, hate crime reports are published only every second year. Three different victimization surveys, used to measure unreported hate crime, are conducted regularly at one, two and three-year intervals, respectively.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Police figures include incidents related to defamation, hate speech and unlawful discrimination.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recommended that Sweden use its training and awareness-raising measures in their continuing efforts to ensure that criminal law provisions concerning racism and racial discrimination are properly applied by all persons in the criminal justice system and to strengthen further its data collection and monitoring system on racist incidents.
ODIHR observes that Sweden has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.