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Report Data - Germany - 2016

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2019 8585 - -
2018 8113 Not available Not available
2017 7913 Not available Not available
2016 3598 Not available Not available
2015 3046 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

In autumn 2019, the results of a two-year research project on "Best practices of co-operation between safety authorities and civil society concerning the avoidance of crime guided by prejudices" were presented at a number of regional conferences and discussed with law enforcement agencies and civil society organizations. The project – which incorporated ODIHR's expertise and international good practices – should lead to improved collaboration between police and civil society organizations.

IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

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.

Bias Motivation 
Description Type 
ODIHR Recommendations 

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

Incidents summaries