Far right-violence rising sharply in Germany 30.6.16


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"The number of violent crimes committed in Germany by far-right extremists has risen by over 40 percent in one year, the nation's internal intelligence agency says. In particular, asylum seekers have been targeted....


In its annual report, Germany's domestic intelligence service (BfV) showed a 42 percent increase in violent acts by extremists associated with the far-right in 2015, describing attacks against journalists, politicians and refugees.

The report shows a recorded 1,408 violent crimes, compared to 990 such crimes in 2014. During the same period, seventy-five arson attacks against refugee centers were recorded, up from just five a year earlier."

See: Far-right violence rising sharply in Germany (DW, link)

See: 2015 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (English - Summary, pdf) and: Full report (German, 317 pages, pdf).

The report is drafted by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution - Germany's internal intelligence agency). The contents of the English summary are as follows:

  • Politically motivated crime
  • Right-wing extremism
  • Left-wing extremism
  • Islamism/Islamist terrorism
  • Extremist efforts of foreigners posing a threat to security (including Islamism)
  • Espionage and other intelligence activities
  • The Scientology Organisation (SCO)
  • Notes

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