The European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion (EMISCO) reported three physical assaults and one attack by a group, armed with knives and baseball bats, that was attempting to gain forced entry into a refugee centre.
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Report Data - Denmark - 2010
The Danish National Police is now part of a Nordic police network working with hate crimes, initiated by the Norwegian Criminal Police.
The National Police College delivers an initial mandatory course on hate crime, in which police cadets are taught how to interact with targeted groups and how to communicate with victims in a respectful and understanding manner.
The Danish National Police offers officers a training seminar on hate crime as part of continuing education efforts.
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that Denmark provide human rights protection for Roma, including protection from hate crimes.
The Copenhagen Police and the city councils of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg worked with the Danish Institute for Human Rights to launch an awareness-raising campaign to encourage victims to report hate crimes. The campaign includes an information website, posters, theatre performances and art.
Official figures record 62 hate crimes motivated by racism and xenophobia. Of these, seven were assaults, one a case of damage to property, 14 threats, and 40 other unspecified crimes.
Official figures record 10 crimes motivated by anti-religious bias. Of these, three were homicides, two assaults, one a case of damage to property, one a case of threats and four other unspecified crimes.
Official figures record 30 crimes motivated by bias on the basis of sexual orientation. Of these, one was murder, 11 physical assaults, four cases of threats or threatening behaviour, and 14 other unspecified cases.