German government registered 506 antisemitic crimes in the fourth quarter of 2022

The federal German government said in response to a parliamentary question that in the fourth quarter of 2022 it registered 506 antisemitic crimes, including 17 violent acts. The period covered the beginning of October, 2022 to January 31, 2023

The new data showed that the authorities are investigating 292 suspects for antisemitic crimes that covered 506 “politically motivated crimes.” Only one person was arrested and “arrest warrants were not issued” for the other suspects.

The party submitted the parliamentary query also asked about injuries and deaths in connection to antisemitic crimes. The German government said that four persons were injured in Berlin, two in Nordrhein-Westfalen and one  in Rheinland Pfalz.

In contrast to the fourth quarter data for 2022, the number of antisemitic crimes for roughly the same period in 2021 was 642 antisemitic crimes, including 15 violent acts.

The new report from late 2022 noted that “In response to the antisemitic hate wave in May/June 2021” the federal criminal agency  “launched a project to combat the escalation of the Middle East conflict and antisemitism on the Internet”  in cooperation with the General Public Prosecutor’s Office (Frankfurt/Hessen – Central Office for Combating Internet Crime.


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