The Netherlands regularly report hate crime data to ODIHR. Police and prosecution statistics are published annually. A victimization survey is conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics every two years and the results are published here.
The Netherlands' Criminal Code contains no hate crime provisions, and hate crimes are addressed under anti-discrimination criminal provisions. Police training curriculum includes periodic sessions on anti-discrimination, including bias-motivated crimes and prejudice. The Police Diversity Skills Network, together with the Public Prosecution Service, further supports, informs and advises police officers and prosecutors on addressing "discriminatory motives". The Expertise Centre for Tackling Discrimination (ECAD-P) serves to (i) train police officers to better recognize and deal with hate crime, (ii) act as a national information and knowledge hub for police, and (iii) ensure that police are trained to tackle discrimination and hate crime. In October 2021, the Netherlands appointed a National Coordinator against Discrimination and Racism to ensure a comprehensive approach to counter discrimination and hate crime by involving all relevant stakeholders, including civil society.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2015||5288||Not available||Not available|
About 2010 Data
Figures reported to ODIHR and presented here include hate speech and discrimination offences (or “basic forms of discrimination”) as well as hate crimes (“common offences with a discriminatory motive”).
Hate crime recorded by police
Incidents reported by civil society, international organizations and the Holy See
Racist and xenophobic hate crime
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) noted its concern about the limited information and low numbers from Netherlands on prosecutions and convictions for ethnically/racially motivated offences.