Germany regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Close collaboration with civil society in the area of hate crime victim support has been established at the level of federal states, namely with the Weisser Ring civil society organization (CSO) and a number of specialized CSOs. The Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Victims' Commissioner are in regular contact with a number of victim support institutions and victims' representatives. Germany has conducted victimization surveys to measure under-reported hate crimes. The most recent report covering 2012-2017 is available here.
In 2021, ODIHR, together with Federal Ministries, organized a virtual study visit to Germany on strengthening co-operation between the Government and civil society on hate crime victim support.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|2022||11,520||Not available||Not available|
|2021||10,501||Not available||Not available|
|2020||10,240||Not available||Not available|
|2018||8,113||Not available||Not available|
|2017||7,913||Not available||Not available|
|2016||3,598||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|
|2011||4040||Not available||Not available|
|2010||3770||Not available||Not available|
|2009||4583||Not available||Not available|
About 2016 Data
The year-to-year increase in numbers is due to a modification in the data collection method.
Hate crime recorded by police
ODIHR observes that Germany has not reported the numbers of prosecuted and/or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.
In the report on its mission to Germany, the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent expressed concerns over the state's failure to protect people of African descent from hate crimes. The working group recommended the adoption of a comprehensive training strategy for police officers to end the racial profiling of people of African descent and specialized training for prosecutors and judges on identifying hate crimes.