The Norwegian Centre against Racism reported six incidents, including racially-motivated assaults targeting visible minorities and damage to property, specifically two reception centres for asylum seekers.
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Report Data - Norway - 2009
The Police Directorate has issued guidelines for registering hate crimes for use by all police officers when receiving reports of hate crimes.
The authorities have continued implementing two action plans: the Action Plan against Anti-Semitism 2016-2020; and the LGBTI Action Plan: Safety, Diversity, Openness 2017-2020, on countering discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
The UN Human Rights Council, in its Universal Periodical Review, made a number of recommendations related to addressing racism and xenophobia in Norway, including encouraging Norway to improve its data-collection systems.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolernace (ECRI) recommended that the Norwegian authorities monitor the Internet activities of extreme right-wing groups and take firm action against any offences they commit through the Internet.
Official figures record 21 bias-motivated crimes based on religion without differentiation by faith.