The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Human Rights First, the Jewish Community in Denmark (AKVAH), and the Kantor Center reported the murder of a Jewish security guard protecting a synagogue and one incident of vandalism in which a kosher restaurant was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti. AKVAH also reported the attempted murder of two Jewish teenagers, two physical assaults on women, four threats and two incidents of vandalism, one of which involved graffiti.
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Report Data - Denmark - 2015
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 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported an incident in which an asylum-seeker was severely assaulted by a group of masked men, an arson attack on a bus used by the inhabitants of an asylum centre, and three incidents in which threatening messages were painted on asylum centres.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported a physical assault, in which a woman was referred to as a terrorist and assaulted; an attempted arson attack on a Muslim community centre; and two incidents of the desecration of and damage to graves.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined twentieth and twenty-first periodic reports of Denmark", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that a national action plan on racism be developed, with a particular focus on combating hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Denmark has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted and sentenced hate crime cases.
Official figures recorded 31 hate crimes based on bias against LGBT people.
The Danish National Police took over the responsibility for collecting data on hate crime in 2015, which is reported annually. The first report was published in June 2016.