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Today the German federal annual intelligence report 2018 was released. The report belongs to the most important resources on #extremism and #terrorism in #Germany. You can find the full report online here: following #thread will give you the essentials.
Right-wing extremist crimes in 2018 among others: 6 attempted murders, 938 assaults, 11 arson attacks. No explosive attacks or completed murders. Increased in assault, robberies and violent resistance against arrest. Decrease in arson and explosives.
Still: 1,088 #xrw violent crimes in 2018. That's almost 3 per day. Most attacks directed against foreigners and left-wingers.
Overall number of #xrw activists slightly increased to 25,350 Number of violent right-wing extremists stayed the same at about 12,700. This means more than every second right-wing extremist is also violent. Subcultural turn continues. Party membership decreases.
Left-wing extremist crimes among others: 363 assaults, 108 arson attacks, 1 explosive attack in 2018. No attempted or completed murder. Targets of #lwx violence mostly police, then right-wing extremists. Significant decrease from 2017 to 1,010 crimes.
Overall number of left-wing activists increases to 33,000. Only 9,000 are seen as violent.
Islamic extremist crimes in 2018 among others: 1 completed and 1 attemped murder, 63 cases of plotting an attack threatening the state, 144 cases of membership in a terrorist organization. Decrease on almost all levels from 2017.
Number of Islamic extremists either increased or remained unchanged. Number of Salafists continues to rise to now 11,300.
The report contains detailed examples of incidents, groups, investigations or compaigns. If you are a journalist or researcher studying #extremism and #terrorism in #Germany, you should read the report carefully.
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