Right- and left-wing crime numbers in Germany in 2018, by type

In 2018, there were 938 cases of bodily harm with a right-wing and 363 with a left-wing extremist background. Criminal offences with an extremist background aim at eliminating certain constitutional principles or disabling them, namely those which are formative for a liberal democratic basic order.

Number of politically motivated criminal offences with a right- and left-wing extremist background in Germany in 2018, by type of offence

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

** In the context of criminal offences with a right-wing background, other criminal offences include propaganda offences (12,404), violation of graves (8) and further offences (4,652, especially hate speech).

The statistic includes attempted and completed criminal offences. If several criminal offences were committed, only the more serious offence, legally speaking, was counted.

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