Germany regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Germany's criminal code contains a sentencing provision applicable to any crime in the code. Hate crime data are collected as part of its framework to address politically-motivated crimes. Data on hate crime and hate speech are collected together. However, authorities are able to disaggregate data on violent offences. The authorities responsible for data collection include the police at the state and federal levels and the Federal Statistics Office. Germany has conducted a hate crime victimization survey  for 2012-2017.


Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 8113 Not available Not available
2017 7913 Not available Not available
2016 3598 Not available Not available
2015 3046 Not available Not available
2014 3059 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

Key observation

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