Horst Seehofer: Annegret Hilse / Reuters
In Germany over the past year, the number of anti-Semitic crimes increased by 13 percent, which was the highest in 20 years. On Wednesday, may 27, said the head of the interior Ministry, Horst Seehofer, reports RIA Novosti.
In eight German Federal States — Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein in 2019 has been committed 1347 crimes of a racist or anti-Semitic nature in 1982 which killed people. In addition, the number of victims of minors in such accidents increased by 14 percent.
According to Seehofer, guilty of crimes already made about two thousand sentences. He also said that the victims of extremists and anti-Semites of steel, mostly from other countries and opponents political views. “There is a growth of right-wing extremist crimes at 9.4 percent. Only right-wing extremist crime accounted for over half of all committed crimes,” he added.
According to criminal statistics in Germany, over the past year the number of politically motivated crimes increased by 14 percent to 41 770. It is noted that this is the second highest since 2001, when they began to record such data in the country. The Minister explained that the record figure registered in the year 2016. The number of serious crimes among the politically motivated dropped by almost 16 percent, said Seehofer.
Last year it became known about the murder in Germany of the head of the Kassel 65-year-old Walter lübke. The suspect soon admitted his guilt and also stated that he acted alone and was guided by political reasons. It is reported that 45-year-old man had connections in far-right circles.
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