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Report Data - Germany - 2014

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

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The East German Hate Crime Counselling Projects 2014 reported 457 hate crime incidents, including an unspecified number of attempted murders, physical assaults, harassment and threatening behaviour, damage to property and arson attacks.

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The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported one incident in which a large group attacked Christian Syrians in a refugee camp, causing serious injuries to four people. The Observatory also recorded four incidents of damage to churches, one arson attack on a church, two incidents of the desecration of places of worship and the desecration of one cemetery.

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Transgender Europe reported six incidents of physical assaults, including one in which the victim was repeatedly kicked in the face by a group and one also involving a robbery.

The East German Hate Crime Counselling Projects 2014 reported 31 incidents against LGBT people, including an unspecified number of attempted murders, physical assaults, harassment and threatening behaviour, damage to property and arson attacks.

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The East German Hate Crime Counselling Projects 2014 reported six hate crime incidents with anti-disability bias. These included an unspecified number of attempted murders, physical assaults, harassment and threatening behaviour, damage to property, and arson attacks.

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Jehovah's Witnesses – Germany reported three incidents of physical assault, including one against an elderly person, and two incidents of graffiti on places of worship.

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The Lesbian and Gay Federation Cologne reported six physical assaults, including two that caused serious injuries, one of which was carried out by a group.

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The Anti-Racist Initiative Berlin (ARI) reported 31 physical assaults, including 12 that were carried out by groups and one sexual assault, three incidents of threats and three robberies. ARI also reported 19 arson attacks, 18 of which targeted accommodations for refugees; 20 incidents of damage to accommodations for refugees, including four carried out by groups; two incidents of vandalism; and one attempted arson attack on accommodations for refugees.

World Without Nazism reported 13 physical assaults, including three in which a knife was used, one attack carried out by a group and one assault causing serious injury; three arson attacks; two incidents of damage to property; and three incidents of graffiti.

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The Anti-Racist Initiative Berlin (ARI) reported one robbery of a Roma family.

World Without Nazism reported two physical assaults carried out by groups.

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MANEO reported one murder, 47 physical assaults, 14 sexual assaults, 44 robberies, 30 threats and 3 burglaries.

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INSSAN reported two physical assaults against Muslim women, two incidents of threats, six arson attacks against Mosques or places of worship, one incident of the desecration of a mosque and three incidents of damage to property.

World Without Nazism reported two physical assaults against Muslim women, one arson attack and one incident of damage to a mosque.

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The Amadeu Antonio Foundation and the Kantor Center reported two physical assaults, including one causing serious injuries, one arson attack on a synagogue, six incidents of vandalism or damage to synagogues,  and three incidents targeting Jewish cemeteries.The Amadeu Antonio Foundation reported a further eight incidents of physical assault, including one committed by a group and one causing serious injuries and two incidents of robbery. The organization also reported 24 incidents of the desecration of memorial sites and plaques, including 11 incidents targeting Stolpersteine (small stones set in pavement commemorating individual victims of Nazism), four incidents of damage to property, and three incidents targeting Jewish cemeteries.

The Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism (RIAS) reported eight incidents of physical assault, three of which cause serious injury, four incidents of threats and one incident of robbery, and one attempted attack against an Israeli by a group. RIAS also reported eight incidents of damage or vandalism to Holocaust memorials or commemorative plaques, the desecration of a Jewish cemetery, and one incident of vandalism.The Kantor Center reported five incidents of physical assault. World Without Nazism reported five anti-Semitic physical assaults, 16 incidents of damage to property, 13 incidents of graffiti and three incidents of the desecration of graves.

The East German Hate Crime Counselling Projects 2014 reported 23 anti-Semitic incidents, including an unspecified number of attempted murders, physical assaults, harassment and threatening behaviour, damage to property and arson attacks.

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World Without Nazism reported two incidents of damage to religious property.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Germany has not reported the numbers of prosecuted and/or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

National Developments 
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Official figures record 2,053 racist and xenophobic hate crimes.

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Official figures record 413 anti-Semitic crimes.

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Official figures record 449 crimes based on bias against religion.

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Official figures record 129 crimes based on bias against sexual orientation.

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Official figures record 15 crimes based on bias against people with disabilities.

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