The new group is one of the several initiatives that the capital police launched after a thorough review of hate crimes last April, writes Klasse Kampen.
The idea of the new unit is inspired by the Swedish police efforts against hate crimes. In recent years the Swedish police received over 5,000 reviews of hate crimes. In comparison, Norway had a peak of 307 reviews two years ago. Since the numbers have declined and are now close to 200 reviews per year, the Norwegian police think it is a big unknown issue in Norway.