2020 Politically motivated crime in Lower Saxony

According to the Ministry of Interior and Sports of Lower Saxony report, the number of politically motivated crimes in Lower Saxony fell significantly in 2020 compared to the previous year. In 2019 there was an increase of 3,683 offenses compared to 2018 (2,815 offenses).

That number fell by 10.78 percent to 3,286 acts in 2020. Decisive for this are above all the developments of politically motivated crime (PMK) in the phenomena areas “left”, “right”, “foreign ideology” and “religious ideology”.

The number of antisemitic crimes as part of hate crime has fallen to 189 - from 212 in the previous year.


Source: niedersachsen