more than half of the politically motivated crimes of 2018 was committed by the extreme Right. The number of such cases has remained stable in comparison to the previous year, almost the same as the current statistics of politically motivated crimes. At the presentation of the statistics the Minister Horst Seehofer stressed the Ministry of the interior, the state of law going to face a political crime, "by all means", among other things, the police will get more personnel.
The number of racist crimes has increased in the past year by almost 20 percent to about 7700. A similar high increase of the security authorities recorded anti-Semitic crime. Seehofer stressed that almost 90 percent of the 1799 anti-Semitic offences in the past year were attributed to the "phenomenon of the area to the right". According to the Federal criminal police office 910 offences were recorded in 2018 nationwide with anti-Islamic Background, and 121 Christians enemy offenses. Significantly, Attacks against Refugees, Seehofer, according to explained by the fact that fewer Refugees are in the country declined. Nevertheless, this decline was a "success of the security agencies", says Seehofer.
A still greater increase of the police registered offences in connection with political conflicts abroad - even if these crimes remain in comparison to the extreme right-wing crime in individual cases. For example, after the start of the Turkish military offensive in Syria's Afrin to attacks on several facilities, which are visited by Turkey-born. The number of crimes of radical Islamists. This could be related to the evaluation of the security agencies that the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) has been pushed back in Syria and Iraq.
The total number of politically motivated crimes. In the year 2018, a fall for the second Time in a row. Seehofer said, however, that the decline was "no reason to sound the all-clear". After all, it had been in the past year, 36, 000 cases. "The politically-motivated crime continues on a high level," said Seehofer. This deck on the third highest level since the introduction of the statistics in the year 2001.
Approximately one in ten politically-motivated Crime was 2018 a crime of violence, a homicide or a bodily harm. The are about ten percent less than the year before. Seehofer stressed that politically motivated violence would be applied.