Politically motivated crime has increased in Germany. On Tuesday (May 4th), the country’s interior minister, Horst Seehofer, said the crime rate of far-right supporters had crossed record levels last year.
Compared to the previous year, the crime of the far right has increased by six percent to 23,064, which is almost half of all politically motivated crimes. The British news agency Reuters reported that.
The German government has been collecting data on these crimes since 2001. This is the highest crime since then.
Violent crimes of a political nature increased by 20 percent over the previous year to 3,365. Horst Seehofer said there were 11 murders and 13 attempted murders.
This number is very worrying, he said. Because crime has been on the rise for the past few years. During the epidemic, as we have noticed, there has been a further polarization of political discourse.
Security has emerged as an important political issue ahead of next September’s national elections.
Extreme right-wingers are trying to capitalize on the frustrations of German intelligence, which has been locked in to provoke violence against state institutions.
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