Sweden regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Hate crime reports are published every second year. Since 2016, the Government has implemented a national plan against racism, similar forms of hostility and hate crime. The plan takes an integrated approach and comprises strategies and measures to prevent and combat racism and hate crime through co-ordination and monitoring, education and research, and support for and co-operation with civil society. Three different victimization surveys are conducted at one, two and three-year intervals in order to measure unreported hate crime.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2021||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2019||Not available||Not available||Not available|
|2017||Not available||Not available||Not available|
About 2014 Data
Figures reported to ODIHR comprised 6,269 estimated hate crime reports. This number included incidents related to defamation, hate speech, and unlawful discrimination. The number displayed represents only hate crimes according to the OSCE definition. The year-to-year drop in police numbers displayed here is thus due to improved separation of hate crimes from other cases. The number of prosecuted cases reflects prosecutorial decisions taken in 2013 and reported in 2015.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Sweden has not reported information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.