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 2021 Data
Sweden reports hate crime statistics every second year. The next report on hate crime data (for 2022) will be published by ODIHR in autumn 2023.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR recognizes Sweden's efforts to address hate crime in a comprehensive manner, as well as information submitted to ODIHR on the overall hate crime situation in the country. However, based on the available information, it observes that Sweden has not reported data on hate crimes recorded by the judiciary to ODIHR. Otherwise, ODIHR observes that Sweden has met most of its OSCE commitments on hate crime.
ODIHR recalls that in Ministerial Council Decision 9/09, OSCE participating States have committed to collecting reliable data and statistics in sufficient detail on hate crimes, and to reporting such data periodically to ODIHR. ODIHR stands ready to support Sweden in meeting its relevant commitments through the provision of comprehensive resources and tailored assistance.