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 2014 Data
Figures reported to ODIHR comprised 6,269 estimated hate crime reports. This number included incidents related to defamation, hate speech, and unlawful discrimination. The number displayed represents only hate crimes according to the OSCE definition. The year-to-year drop in police numbers displayed here is thus due to improved separation of hate crimes from other cases. The number of prosecuted cases reflects prosecutorial decisions taken in 2013 and reported in 2015.
ODIHR observes that Sweden has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.