Posts Tagged: hate crimes

Police University College of Finland: Hate crimes retreat by 13.7% in 2016

The amount of suspected hate crimes in Finland retorted to the police in 2016 was 1,075, down 13.7% from 1,250 cases, according to the Police University College of Finland and the ministry of interior’s police department. Despite the fall in suspected hate crime cases, the police said that in spite of the fall suspected hate crime reported to the police have not fallen to pre-2015 levels. 

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How the Finnish police and media play down hate crimes

Violence against asylum seekers is nothing new in Finland. We’ve read about arson attacks against asylum reception centers and now the head of a reception center in Lahti, who claims that between five and ten residents have been physically attacked by groups of Finnish men, according to YLE News.

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