The Netherlands have regularly reported hate crime data to ODIHR. The Netherlands' Criminal Code contains no hate crime provision. The framework for hate crime investigation and prosecution is set based on guidance from the Office of the Public Prosecutor. The National Police and the National Expertise Centre on Discrimination of the Office of the Public Prosecutor are primarily responsible for hate crime data collection. Police statistics are published annually. The Central Bureau of Statistics conducts annual crime victimization surveys.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2015||5288||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 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”).
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged the Netherlands to develop a system of recording statistical data on hate crimes based on the most common types of offences, and of adequate training for law enforcement and legal professionals on the importance of recognizing bias motive as an aggravating circumstance.
ODIHR observes that the Netherlands has not periodically reported the number of hate crimes recorded by police to ODIHR.