On Tuesday, Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser will present the figures on politically motivated crime for 2023. It is already known that there were nine percent more left-wing extremist acts of violence last year than the previous year.

According to a media report, the number of recorded left-wing extremist violent crimes rose by 9 percent to 916 last year. In 2022 there were still 842 crimes, according to a report from “Bild” (online) on Saturday. In 2023, 327 people were injured – in the previous year there were 228.

Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia had the highest numbers of left-wing extremist crimes compared to the federal states. In the federal capital it was primarily about climate protests – in North Rhine-Westphalia it was about the evacuation of the village of Lützerath in the Rhenish lignite mining area.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) told “Bild”: “The arson attack on the power grid in Brandenburg, which cut off the Tesla factory and entire towns from electricity, has shown that left-wing extremists do not shy away from serious interventions in our energy infrastructure. “Such acts would put a large number of people at risk. “If the power goes out in vital areas such as medicine or care, it can be life-threatening,” said Faeser. At the beginning of March, previously unknown perpetrators set fire to an electricity pylon that was part of the power supply for the US electric car manufacturer Tesla’s factory in Grünheide near Berlin.

Faeser and the President of the Federal Criminal Police Office, Holger Münch, will officially present the figures on politically motivated crime for 2023 on Tuesday in Berlin.