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.
You are here
Report Data - Germany - 2011
The authorities continued implementing a National Action Plan against Racism, updated and re-issued in 2017, which includes the topics of “homophobia and transphobia".
Following a tasking from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony and the German Police University have undertaken a study of "Best practices of co-operation between safety authorities and civil society concerning the avoidance of crime guided by prejudices". The two-year project, to which ODIHR contributed expertise, should lead to police learning from good international practice and to improved collaboration with civil society organizations. The results are expected in autumn 2019.
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.
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.
Official figures record 2,528 xenophobic crimes, 373 of which involved violence, and 484 racist crimes, 71 of which involved violence.
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.
Official figures record 18 crimes motivated by a bias against people with disabilities, five of which were violent.
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.