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Report Data - Iceland - 2016

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 7 1 2
2017 14 1 3
2016 6 0 0
2015 10 Not available Not available
2014 8 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

In its fifth report on Iceland, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) noted the appointment of a specialized police officer responsible for working on hate crimes.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Iceland has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.

National Developments 
Description Type 
Organization Report 

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police has appointed a police officer to focus on hate crimes through active community policing and co-operation with subgroups in the metropolitan area.

Iceland has agreed to implement ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) and Prosecutors and Hate Crime Training (PAHCT) programmes. Police officers and prosecutors were trained as part of these programmes.

Description Type 
Organization Report 

Both of these cases were committed on the grounds of bias against gender identity.