The German authorities have registered more than 450 cases of aggression or persecution this year to politicians or volunteers dedicated to helping refugees, according to figures published today by the digital edition of the weekly Die Zeit.

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According to the newspaper, which cites statistics from the Federal Department of Criminal Police (BKA), the vast majority of cases turned against politicians, a total of 317, while 144 cases were against volunteers.

The vast majority of crimes against politicians are attributed to the extreme right, blamed for 212 of the 317 attacks, some cases attributed to the radical left and about 90 have an unknown motivation.

Identical proportions are found in the case of aggression against volunteers dedicated to receiving refugees.

Germany received between the beginning of 2015 and the first months of this year more than 1.1 million asylum seekers.

In recent months, the arrival of refugees has declined considerably, although it is estimated that this year will end with a total of 350,000 new refugees.

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