Ein Polizist steht im Rahmen einer Razzia an einem Polizeifahrzeug. Nach dem Verbot der Reichsbürgergruppe «Geeinte deutsche Völker und Stämme» fanden in mehreren Bundesländern Razzien statt. +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

As of the end of March, the police in Germany had issued an arrest warrant for 138 right-wing extremists for political crimes. A total of 568 right-wing extremists with open arrest warrants were searched for, against whom a total of 752 unenforced arrest warrants were available. This emerges from a response from the Federal Ministry of the Interior to a request from the left in the Bundestag, about which the editorial network Germany reported.

According to this, 145 people are being investigated for acts of violence, and 25 of these right-wing extremists were specifically wanted for politically motivated acts of violence.

At the same time, between September 2021 and March 2022 alone, a total of 398 arrest warrants against right-wing extremists were executed or they were settled, for example, by paying a fine. This shows that the police are carrying out the searches with vigour, the ministry said.

As can be seen from a response from the federal government to a question from his parliamentary group initiated by AfD domestic politician Martin Hess, the police nationwide are also increasingly aware of right-wing threats.

In the left-wing extremist scene, too, the number of people whom the security authorities believe to be capable of serious, politically motivated crimes is increasing – albeit at a significantly lower level.