Norway regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Norway's criminal law contains specific penalty enhancements for certain criminal offences. The reported official data include cases of incitement to hatred. Hate crime data are collected by the National Police Directorate. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. The National Police Directorate conducts annual victimization surveys, which include questions about hate crime.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2017||549||Not available||Not available|
|2016||466||Not available||Not available|
|2015||347||Not available||Not available|
|2014||223||Not available||Not available|
|2013||238||Not available||Not available|
|2012||216||Not available||Not available|
|2011||218||Not available||Not available|
|2010||307||Not available||Not available|
|2009||236||Not available||Not available|
About 2012 Data
Figures include crimes of incitement to hatred. There is a discrepancy between the total figure and the sum of the breakdown by bias motivations because some crimes are recorded under multiple bias motivations.
The OSCE Chairmanship’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also Focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions, Judge Catherine McGuinness, together with the other Personal Representatives of the Chairmanship, made a country visit to Norway. She emphasized the importance of improving the collection of accurate data on hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.