The Brandenburg police registered 41 racist crimes in the first quarter of this year. That was five more offenses than in the first quarter of the previous year, as the Ministry of the Interior in Potsdam announced in response to a request from the state parliamentarian Andrea Johlige (left).
On the other hand, the number of crimes against refugees and their accommodation listed in separate statistics fell from 37 to 32 when comparing the two quarters.
However, the figures for the first quarter of this year are provisional and do not include possible late registrations. For the entire previous year, the police had reported 208 racist crimes and 174 attacks on refugees and their accommodation.
With the exception of four cases, all racist crimes in the first three months of this year were assigned to the right-wing extremist spectrum. For three politically motivated crimes, the police could not give a background. In the case of an assault, “foreign ideology” was given as the motive.
The attacks on refugees and their accommodations were carried out by right-wing extremists, with the exception of one case. The police attributed the threat to a refugee to “religious ideology”.