The Islamic Council of Finland reported ten incidents.
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Report Data - Finland - 2009
The authorities have been implementing the National Action Plan on Fundamental and Human Rights for 2017–2019, which includes projects on hate crimes and hate speech.
The Ministry of the Interior has designed a new Police Preventive Work Strategy, which sets hate crime as a priority. The National Police Board is currently developing an Action Plan to implement the strategy, including measures against hate crime.
The Ministry of Justice has continued implementing an EU-funded project, "Against Hate". One of the main objectives of the project is to further develop the national reporting mechanisms, especially regarding statistics on the prosecution and sentencing of hate crime. The project also aims to enhance the capacity of the police, prosecutors and judges to counteract hate crime and hate speech, and to develop support services for victims of hate crime.
Official figures record 1,041 racist and xenophobic hate crimes: 645 physical assaults including two attempted murders, 152 cases of damage to property/vandalism, 61 cases of disturbance of the peace, 183 cases of threats.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination and others were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of racist and xenophobic hate crimes.
Official figures record 79 anti-religious crimes, including 30 physical assaults, 20 cases of damage to property/vandalism, one desecration of graves, four disturbance of domestic peace and 24 threats.
Hate crimes reported under this category cover all anti-religious hate crime, without disaggregation by faith.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination, and other were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of anti-religious hate crimes.
Official figures recorded 20 hate crimes, including 13 physical assaults based on bias against LGBT, three cases of disturbance of the peace, two cases of damage to property and two cases of threats.
Official figures were reported separately for LGB and transgender hate crime but are presented together here.
Cases of criminal defamation, discrimination, and other were also reported and are included in the total number of hate crimes but not in the total of hate crimes against LGBT.
Official figures record 28 cases of crimes based on bias towards people with disabilities including 19 physical assaults, two cases of disturbance of the peace, six cases of threats and one case of damage to property.