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Report Data - Germany - 2011

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 7913 Not available Not available
2016 3598 Not available Not available
2015 3046 Not available Not available
2014 3059 Not available Not available
2013 4647 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

A victimization survey has been conducted, with results expected in November 2018. The survey included questions about motives of the perpetrators.

The Ministers of Justice of the German Länder decided to collect judicial data on hate crime. This will include the number of investigations initiated and concluded, and, in the case of convictions, the sanction imposed.

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), which belongs to the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), declared a "Day of Action against Hate Crime" as a reaction to the increasing number of cases.

The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) tasked the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN) and the German Police University (DHPol) to develop a study on "Best practices of co-operation between safety authorities and civil society concerning the avoidance of crime guided by prejudices". The two-year project should lead to police learning from good international practice and to improved collaboration with civil society organizations.

NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation reported five cases of physical assault, one of which involved serious injury, five cases of vandalism to Holocaust memorials, four cases of vandalism to Jewish memorials, three cases of cemetery desecration, one case of graffiti and one case of arson of a residence.

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The Immigrants Union reported one arson attack against a Turkish community centre in Schlesweig-Holstein that involved the attacker entering the building with a knife, axe and a container of fuel, causing injury to 15 people. The perpetrator was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

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Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported one physical assault against a transgender person by a group.  Köln 19228 reported one case of damage to property; three robberies; one theft; one case of deprivation of liberty; one fraud; six physical assaults, four of which resulted in serious injury; and six threats. Maneo reported three murders; 31 robberies, one burglary; 42 assaults; 40 sexual assaults, with threats; one rape; and six cases of damage to property.

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National Developments 
Bias Motivation 
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Reports
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Official figures record 2,528 xenophobic crimes, 373 of which involved violence, and 484 racist crimes, 71 of which involved violence.

Bias Motivation 
Organization Report 

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

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures record 1,239 anti-Semitic crimes, 29 of which involved violence.

Bias Motivation 
Organization Report 

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

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Reports
Organization Report 

Official figures recorded 319 anti-religious hate crimes, 32 of which involved violence. Germany provided figures 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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Reports
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Official figures record 18 crimes motivated by a bias against people with disabilities, five of which were violent.

Organization Report 

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

Holy See Reports 
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Reports
Organization Report 

The Holy See and the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians both reported six incidents of cemetery desecration, five cases of vandalism of churches, one incident of vandalism of property, and three cases of attempted arson to churches. The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported one additional case of cemetery desecration, one case of a threat against a school that displayed a welcome poster ahead of a visit of Pope Benedict XV, and one case of property damage against church property displaying a similar welcome poster for the Pope’s visit.