Almost all anti-Semitic crimes in Germany in 2019 were committed by right-wing extremists, according to a recently publishedgovernment report, “Politically Motivated Crime in 2019.” In the report, “politically motivated crimes” are divided into right-wing crimes, left-wing crimes, crimes motivated by foreign ideology, crimes motivated by religious ideology and unassigned crimes.
According to the report, anti-Semitic crimes were 13% higher in 2019 than in 2018, with 2,032 anti-Semitic crimes committed in 2019, thehighest numberin Germany since 2001. According to the report, 93.4% of those crimes were committed by right-wing extremists.
“The biggest threat is still the threat from the right,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofersaidfollowing the release of the crime report. “We must remain alert and tackle it. It is an order of magnitude that accompanies us with concern, with great concern.”
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