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Report Data - Switzerland - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 159 - 56
2017 179 Not available 50
2016 164 - 50
2015 181 57 52
2014 161 14 36
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The Foundation Against Racism and Antisemitism reported five cases of vandalism and four cases of verbal abuse. The Intercommunity Coordination against Anti-Semitism and Defamation reported 153 incidents, of which four were labelled as violent and 22 as serious. The Stephen Roth Institute reported seven violent incidents.

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The Turkish Community in Switzerland reported six incidents, including three assaults and three cases of the desecration of mosques.

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Several NGOs, including the Zurich Association of Muslim Organisations, reported a perceived increase in hostility towards Muslims associated with the referendum on the question of whether to ban the construction of minarets. The mosque in Geneva was vandalized prior to the vote.

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The referendum in Switzerland on the question of whether to ban the construction of minarets was regarded as a particularly significant event touching on the portrayal of Muslims in Europe. Several organizations expressed concerns that the ban has the potential to create tensions and generate a climate of intolerance against Muslims, including the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) expressed concern about anti-Semitism.

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