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Report Data - Norway - 2016

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 624 60 37
2017 549 Not available Not available
2016 466 Not available Not available
2015 347 Not available Not available
2014 223 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

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.

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chair-in-Office on Combating Anti-Semitism, in his report on a country visit to Norway, commended the country's "Comprehensive Action Plan to Combat Antisemitism," which recommended the creation of a specific category of anti-Semitic hate crime for police to register.

Bias Motivation 
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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Norway has not reported on hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech.