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Munich (dpa / lby) – The number of right-wing extremist crimes in Bavaria has increased again: For 2020, the State Criminal Police Office recorded 2,305 incidents, an increase of almost 13 percent. This emerges from a response from the Interior Ministry to a request from the SPD in the state parliament, which was published in Munich on Monday. In 2019 there were 2042 right-wing extremist crimes in the Free State, around 15 percent more offenses than in 2018.
Volkmar Halib, parliamentary manager of the SPD parliamentary group, sees the numbers for Bavaria as confirmation of the nationwide alarming trend: “The right-wing scene harbors a high risk potential due to its high propensity for violence. To counter this, the Free State must invest preventively in political education.” The Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution is also obliged to direct its attention much more than before on the spread of right-wing extremist ideologies. The government must strengthen and promote clubs and associations that campaign against the law. “Political education must also be promoted in schools in order to combat right-wing extremist orientations from the outset.”
In its answer, the Ministry of the Interior emphasized that the final number of cases would only be available after the nationwide uniform reporting deadline (January 31, 2021) and the then required database comparison between the State Criminal Police Office and the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is only the case at the end of February 2021.
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