June 23, 2021

Spain - 2020 Raxen annual report

The 2020 Raxen Report that has been elaborated, since 1995, by the Movement Against Intolerance, in order to monitor incidents or events related to racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-Gypsyism, misogyny, homophobia and other forms of intolerance, offers a contribution of data essential to analyze and even propose crime prevention and victim support policies.

The Raxen Report admits that in Spain the relative situation is "better" than in other European countries, but nevertheless the monitoring carried out places it at around 700 incidents or events related to this type of crime in 2020. "Disquieting signs persist », Says the document. The Community with the highest number is Catalonia, with 129 incidents, followed by Andalusia (88), Madrid (85) and Valencia (70). Subsequently, Castilla y León, with 59, the Basque Country, with 46, Navarra, with 37, the Balearic Islands, with 30, Aragon, with 27, and Murcia, with 21. The rest add up to around a hundred, although cases are observed in all the autonomies. Movement Against Intolerance regrets that "only between 10 and 15 percent of the events are reported," with an estimated 4,000 to 6,500 in Spain per year.

In conclusion, the Raxen Report warns that this situation "is not being paid due social and institutional attention", thereby "increasing the presence of hate speech on the internet and social networks; the xenophobic message and that of European extremist organizations is spreading in Spain; and the growth of ideological hatred and Hispanophobia is verified.


Source: informeraxen