Right-wing and left-wing offences in Germany 2018, by type

This statistic shows the number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background in Germany in 2018, by type. That year, there were 938 cases of bodily harm recorded which were motivated by right-wing extremism, and 363 motivated by left-wing extremism. According to the source, criminal offences with an extremist background aim to eliminate or make inoperative certain constitutional principles which are essential for a liberal democratic order.

Number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background* in Germany in 2018, by type

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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Crimes with an extremist background from the field of "Politically motivated crime - right-wing/ left-wing".

** Other offences among offences with a right-wing extremist motivated background include propaganda offences (12,404), disturbance of the dead (8) and further offences (4,652, especially hate incitement).

The statistic includes attempted and completed offences. If several offences were committed, only the more severe criminal offence was considered.

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Statistics on "Politically motivated crime in Germany"

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