The number of right-wing extremist crimes rose sharply in the Corona year 2021, the pandemic has apparently led to “radicalization on the extreme fringes of our society”, as reported by the Ministry of the Interior. In the past year, a total of 1053 crimes with a relevant background were recorded, compared to 895 the year before. The Ministry of the Interior also announced that in 2020 and 2021 a large number of structural investigations could be carried out in the right-wing scene.
A large number of people were reported as part of these investigations, but the investigations have not yet been completed. The reason are accomplices who appear again and again.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, the increase in registered right-wing extremist crimes is due to the work of the executive. “Through consistent intervention and structural investigations, more criminal acts under the Prohibition Act were uncovered and connections in the right-wing extremist scene were broken,” it said in a statement.