Criminal Code (1962, amended 2018) (excerpts related to hate crimes)
Criminal Code of Sweden
Excerpts from Criminal Code, adopted 1962, entry into force 1 January 1965;
last amended in 2018, entry into force 1 July 2018.
Chapter 29 Section 2
In assessing penal value and circumstances tending to aggravate the offence, in addition to the provisions prescribed for each individual type of offence, special consideration shall be given to whether:
(7) a motive of the offence was to insult a person, an ethnic group or another such group of people by reason of their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or other similar circumstance, or