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Report Data - Switzerland - 2011

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
NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Intercommunal Coordination against Antisemitism and Defamation (CICAD) and the Kantor Center reported two physical assaults, both involving serious injuries. One of the assaults involved a knife and was committed against a man in front of his family, and the other was committed against an assistant rabbi. CICAD reported a further attempted assault with a car against a group of men; one case of graffiti on a bus; and two death threats, one against the Secretary General of CICAD and one against a man in the presence of his family.

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Organization Report 

The Turkish Community in Switzerland reported one case of threats against the mayor of Spreitenbach following an interview in which he discussed the positive contributions of the Muslim community in Switzerland. The mayor resigned from his post as a result of the threats.

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Organization Report 

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians reported an incident of vandalism of wayside crosses on private property. This vandalism case was also reported by the Holy See.

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National Developments 
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Organization Report 

Switzerland reported the desecration of a proposed mosque site.

Holy See Reports 
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Organization Report 

The Holy See reported the wayside crosses vandalism incident and a case of setting fire to religious objects inside a church. Switzerland verified that both incidents had been investigated by police. The perpetrator responsible for arson inside the church was prosecuted and convicted.