The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodic Review, encouraged Denmark to take measures to protect vulnerable groups from hate crimes, noting the launch of an awareness-raising campaign to increase reporting of hate crimes.
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Report Data - Denmark - 2011
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.
Official figures record 70 hate crimes motivated by racism and xenophobia. Of these, one was homicide, five were assaults, 12 cases of damage to property, 12 threats, and 40 other unspecified crimes.
Official figures record 24 crimes motivated by anti-religious bias. Of these, two were assaults, two threats, and 20 other unspecified crimes.
Official figures record 23 crimes motivated by bias on the basis of sexual orientation. Of these, 12 were physical assaults, one case of damage to property, four cases of threats or threatening behaviour, and six other unspecified cases.