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.
|Year||Hate crimes recorded by police||Prosecuted||Sentenced|
|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 2015 Data
148 Crimes motivated by bias against social status were also reported but are not presented on this page. Some of the incidents can include more than one bias motivation and are therefore listed more than once in the breakdown below. Incidents broken down by bias motivation thus do not necessarily add up to the overall number of hate crimes listed here, or the number reported in other official statistics.
In its "Concluding observations on the combined nineteenth to twenty-second periodic reports of Germany", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) recommended that an explicit duty to investigate and document any racist motive of criminal offences be imposed on the police, that police be trained on reporting and investigating hate crimes, and that Germany's hate crime data-collection system be improved. CERD also expressed concerns about the increase in attacks against asylum-seekers and called for them to be protected from racially motivated violence.
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, in the annual activity report following his country visit to Germany, welcomed amendments to the criminal code that made racist motivation an aggravating circumstance. The Commissioner also called on the authorities to improve the recording of hate crimes, in particular by increasing the disaggregation of data, to introduce guidance for police and prosecutors, and to train all criminal justice actors on hate crimes.
ODIHR observes that Germany has not reported the numbers of prosecuted and/or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.