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Protection of the constitution report 2012, Federal Ministry of the Interior (Verfassungsschutzbericht 2012, Bundesministerium des Innern).

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Public authority


Germany, Federal Ministry of the Interior | Bundesministerium des Innern

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime

Target Population

Right-wing extremists Muslims Migrants

Key findings

This annual report found a number of politically and hate motivated crimes had been committed in 2012. Most of which originated from right-wing extremists, resulting in violent disputes, hate speech and sedition. Target of those crimes were, among others, people of Muslim background or foreign migrants. Islamophobic and anti-Semitic propaganda has also been spread through the internet.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Qualitative analysis of major anti-constitutional crimes committed in Germany. Categorized in overlying themes such as right- and left-wing extremism, Islamic terrorism, espionage and scientology, this report evaluates the threats and crimes committed in 2016..

Sample details and representativeness

This report is representative of the entire German territory.

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