Last year, about 6,2000 politically motivated offences were reported to the police in Baden-Württemberg, including about 380 against public officials and elected representatives. A year earlier, there were about 400 fewer offences. These alarming figures were given by the State Minister of the Interior, Thomas Strobl (CDU), at the Stuttgart Police Day organised by the “Behörden Spiegel” and the Police Union (GdP).
Strobl, who is chairman of the interdepartmental cabinet committee “Resolutely Against Hate and Incitement”, emphasised: “Hate and incitement concern us all. He noted that this phenomenon is increasingly spilling over from the digital to the analogue world. The head of department made it clear: “We do not accept this obvious brutalisation in our society and are standing up against it. To this end, he said, preventive measures had been expanded and the training and further education of the state police had been further developed. The State Criminal Police Office (LKA) now has a 24/7 contact point for threatened officials and elected representatives. It is well used, said Strobl. In addition, there are specially trained police officers in all police headquarters in Baden-Württemberg. And the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) has a task force against hate and incitement.