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Below you will find facts on the left-wing extremist following, left-wing extremist motivated crimes, left-wing extremist efforts, left-wing extremists ready to use violence, and left-wing extremists' fields of action.

  • Left-wing extremist following

    After substracting multiple memberships, the number of left-wing extremist sympathisers rose by almost 8.5% to a total of 32,000 in 2018 (2017: 29,500). In late 2018, a total of 9,000individuals were considered to belong to the violence-oriented left-wing extremist spectrum. Almost one-third of... Further information

  • Left-wing politically motivated offences

    The number of offences and acts of violence with a left-wing extremist motivation decreased to 4,622 in 2018 (2017: 6,393). This number includes 1,010 acts of violence with a left-wing extremist motivation (2017: 1,648). Further information

  • Left-wing extremists' fields of activity

    The activities of violence-oriented left-wing extremists continue to be mainly determined by the struggle against "state repression", with left-wing extremist violence being directed against "political" decision makers, facilities and vehicles of the police and the agencies for public order, and other "henchmen" and "profiteers" of the "repression apparatus" (e.g. private security companies). Further information

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Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Publications

2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: June 2019
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Cyber attacks controlled by intelligence services

Cyber attacks controlled by intelligence services

DOI: May 2018
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2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: July 2018
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How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

DOI: March 2018
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Right-wing extremism - Signs, symbols and banned organisations

Right-wing extremism - Signs, symbols and banned organisations

DOI: October 2018
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2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: July 2017
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