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 2013 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"). Where multiple biases are registered in an offence, each of them is reported individually in the breakdown below. Numbers presented here were reported in 2015 only.
In its fourth report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) welcomed the introduction by the Netherlands of anonymous online hate crimes reporting. ECRI reiterated its previous recommendation that the Dutch authorities develop a consistent central system for monitoring the application of criminal law provisions against racism.
ODIHR observes that the Netherlands has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.