DAccording to a report by the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”, the number of Islamophobic offenses in Germany fell significantly in the first three months of the year. From January to March 2019, the authorities registered 132 incidents against Muslims and mosques – much less than in the first three months of 2018 with 196. The newspaper relied on a reply from the Federal Ministry of Interior to a small request from the left-wing group.
In the first quarter of 2017 there were even 221 cases left. However, the Federal Government points out that the final figures are likely to be even higher due to late registrations.
The relevant incidents included incitement to the people, but also property damage, insulting and insulting Muslims, trespassing and graffiti. Four people were injured in the first three months, compared to 17 injured in the same period last year.
The numbers of Islamophobic crimes have been sinking for some time. While 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions, such as mosques, were registered in 2017 as a whole, there were still 824 in 2018. In the years before, Islamophobic attacks were not recorded separately, so there are no comparative figures.