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Court cases on racist - hate crime

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Racist violence - Hate Speech Statistics
10/01/2012 - 16:04
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Statistical data on investigation proceedings initiated in the context of extreme right-wing cases exists only in some German Federal States.

In Brandenburg, the statistics encompass investigations procedures initiated in the context of right-wing extremist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic violent crimes. In 2009, 21 such investigation procedures were launched by one of the four state prosecutors in Brandenburg.

The number of investigation proceedings launched by the Saxony-Anhalt state prosecution authority in case of right-wing extremist crimes was 2,315 in 2009. More than 73 per cent (n=1,698) of the cases referred to propaganda offences (art. 86 StGB, art. 86a StGB), eleven per cent (n= 259) dealt with cases of incitement of the people (art. 130 StGB) and display of violence and seven per cent (n = 155) with bodily harm. 84 investigations were cases of xenophobic crimes directed against foreigners.




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Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism
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