- Oct 20, 2009
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- Political Leaning
Steep rise in German left-wing crime reported, but no terror wave | Earth Times News
Anyone have thoughts on this resurgent of extremist crimes in Germany? I'm actually surprised to read that there's been a rise in Left-Wing crime - often liberals portray their selves as peace-loving. Though I already knew about the issues of high Right-Wing crime stagnation.Criminal investigators recorded more than 4,700 cases of extreme left-wing crime in 2009, a rise of more than 50 per cent on the previous year. Violent leftist offences reached 1,100 cases, compared to 700 incidents in 2008.
De Maiziere said this resurgence in left-wing violence did not overshadow the higher, but stagnating rates of politically motivated right-wing crime. "Right-wing extremism has remained at a high level in 2009 and 2010, however these numbers are not rising further," de Maiziere said. Right-wing extremists were held responsible for 18,750 criminal offences in 2009, a drop of around 1,000 on the previous year.