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Grafik zeigt die Zahl der rechtsextremen Kriminellen und einige der jüngsten tödlichen Angriffe.


Deutschlands Rechtsextreme Kriminalität in Rekordhöhe

By Duncan Mil

May 5, 2021 - Po

Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer presented the official statistics for politically motivated crimes committed in 2020 on Tuesday (May 4).

Some 23,604 crimes were right-wing extremist, an increase of 5.7% over the previous year.

Violent crimes classified as political surged by nearly 20% year-on-year to 3,365 and included 11 murders and 13 attempted murders, Seehofer said.

Recent politically motivated murders include the shooting of nine people in two shisha bars by a racist gunman in the western city of Hanau and a knife attack by a Syrian man on a gay couple in Dresden, killing one person, Seehofer said.

Seehofer also pointed to an increase of 11% for crimes coming out of the extreme left-wing scene, noting, in particular, a 45% increase in uses of violence.

PUBLISHED: 05/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images