Germany: Drastic increase of extremist violence


German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere takes a question from media as he presents the 2015 police crime statistics and 2015 politially-motivated crimes at the Federal Press Conference in Berlin, Germany, 23 May 2016. According to the statistics report, politically motivated far-right wing crimes went up by more than 40 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014.

The German Interior Ministry recorded 1,485 violent far-right crimes last year, up from 1,029 in 2014

Far-right violence and in general extremist violence in Germany is becoming a problem for the authorities, as according to a report by the German Interior Ministry there was a 30 percent increase in violent political crimes in 2015.

German police recorded 4,400 violent political crimes in 2015, an increase of 30 percent, compared with 2014. According to the report, most of the violent political attacks in Germany were committed by far-left (probably including anarchists under the same categor...

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