Right-wing and left-wing offences in Germany 2017, by type

Number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background* in Germany in 2017, by type

by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 4, 2019
Right-wing and left-wing offences in Germany 2017, by type This statistic shows the number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background in Germany in 2017, by type. That year, there were 904 cases of bodily harm recorded which were motivated by right-wing extremism, and 499 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.
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Number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background* in Germany in 2017, by type

Type of offenceRight-wing extremist backgroundLeft-wing extremist background
Homicide00
Attempted homicide43
Bodily harm904499
Arson42145
Causing an explosion55
Breach of the peace10784
Dangerous infringement on rail, air, ship and street traffic1363
False imprisonment20
Theft312
Blackmail212
Resisting law enforcement50135
Property damage1,3173,190
Coercion, threats33680
Other offences**16,7601,475
Total19,4676,393
Type of offenceRight-wing extremist backgroundLeft-wing extremist background
Homicide00
Attempted homicide43
Bodily harm904499
Arson42145
Causing an explosion55
Breach of the peace10784
Dangerous infringement on rail, air, ship and street traffic1363
False imprisonment20
Theft312
Blackmail212
Resisting law enforcement50135
Property damage1,3173,190
Coercion, threats33680
Other offences**16,7601,475
Total19,4676,393
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Feb 4, 2019
This statistic shows the number of politically motivated crimes with a right-wing or left-wing extremist background in Germany in 2017, by type. That year, there were 904 cases of bodily harm recorded which were motivated by right-wing extremism, and 499 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.
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