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Report Data - Germany - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2016 3598 Not available Not available
2015 3046 Not available Not available
2014 3059 Not available Not available
2013 4647 Not available Not available
2012 4514 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

RAA Saxony reported 68 cases of racist violence in Saxony. Their network of advisory offices recorded a combined 222 incidents of hate crimes in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. The majority of these were cases of assault. The Heidelberger Forum for Politics and Science reported one assault and property damage targeting members of the Turkish community.

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The Amadeu Antonio Foundation reported 42 incidents, including two assaults, 30 cases of vandalism (including five instances where cemeteries were desecrated, 12 cases of the vandalization of synagogues and 12 of monuments), and ten cases of verbal abuse and threats. RAA Saxony reported 26 incidents in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. RAA Saxony also reported three incidents of assault in Saxony. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 33 violent incidents.

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The Turkish Community in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region reported five cases of physical assault, 24 instances of arson, three acts of vandalism, an incident in which a mosque was defaced with graffiti, and two threats. The investigations into these incidents were ongoing at the time this report was prepared. The Heidelberger Forum for Politics and Science also provided information regarding the above-mentioned murder.

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RAA Saxony reported 14 alleged hate crimes against LGBT persons in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

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RAA Saxony reported six instances of disability crimes in Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia.

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RAA Saxony supported victims of hate crimes by providing psychological and social support and legal representation.

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Developments
IGO Reports 
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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) strongly encouraged the German authorities to “take a more comprehensive approach to the phenomenon of racist, xenophobic and antisemitic violence”. It also raised concerns over anti-Semitism and intolerance and discrimination against Muslims.

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National Developments 
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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 2,564 xenophobic crimes, 383 of which involved violence. Germany records racist crimes separately and reported a total of 428, of which 70 were violent.

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All offenses reported as violent crimes are categorized here as physical assaults.

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Organization Report 

Official figures record 1,690 anti-Semitic crimes, 28 of which were violent.

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All offenses reported as violent crimes are categorized here as physical assaults.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Germany reported the murder of a Muslim woman of Egyptian origin by a man who was facing criminal charges for insulting the woman’s Muslim identity. The murder occurred during an appeal proceeding regarding the insult case in a courtroom in Dresden. The perpetrator was sentenced to life imprisonment, with the judge taking into account the bias-motivation for the crime in imposing the sentence.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 256 crimes committed with a bias against religion, with 14 of those crimes involving violence. Germany provided figures on crimes on anti-religious crimes without disaggregating them by faith.

Organization Report 

All offenses reported as violent crimes are categorized here as physical assaults.

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Organization Report 

Official figures record 164 crimes motivated by a bias against sexual orientation, 45 of which were violent crimes.

Organization Report 

All offenses reported as violent crimes are categorized here as physical assaults.

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 26 crimes motivated by a bias against persons with disabilities, eight of which were violent crimes.

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All offenses reported as violent crimes are categorized here as physical assaults.

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Developments
Organization Report 

In August 2009, the Bundestag, Germany’s federal parliament, established an independent panel of experts on anti-Semitism, the Expertengremium zur Bekämpfung des Antisemitismus. 

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Developments
Organization Report 

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs instituted a programme to steer youth away from right-wing extremist groups and the potential they represent for violence by offering vocational training and relocation opportunities for persons wanting to disassociate from such groups.

Holy See Reports 
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Reports
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The Holy See reported an assault against an Orthodox priest. According to the report, the perpetrator was convicted and sentenced. The Holy See also reported that a Protestant chapel was set on fire, and that the case was recorded by the police.