Politically motivated criminal offences in Germany 2001-2019, by type

This statistic shows the development of the number of politically motivated offences in Germany from 2001 to 2019, by type. In 2019, 9,849 cases of left-wing crime were recorded, compared to 7,961 the previous year. In the same years there were 22,342 and 20,431 recorded cases of right wing crime respectively.

Number of politically motivated criminal offences in Germany from 2001 to 2019, by type

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Newly defined since January 1, 2017. A direct comparison between numbers from 2017 and previous years is possible only in a limited capacity. Mainly includes criminal offences which occurred until 2016 as politically motivated crimes against foreigners, recorded under the topic “Islamism/Fundamentalism”.

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