In 2016, Germany received 280,000 migrants and refugees. In that year, almost ten attacks were made against them every day.
3,533 attacks were made against migrants and asylum hostels. In January, a live grenade was thrown into a hostel in Villingen-Schwenningen.
988 attacks occurred on housing. In February, fire engulfed the roof of a house meant for refugees. Some bystanders cheered on the fire and attempted to stop firefighters from putting it out.
2,545 attacks were made against individual migrants and 217 attacks against refugee organisations and volunteers. In total, 560 people, including 43 children, were injured from attacks.
The German government condemned the attacks, saying that the people who fled their home countries for the safety of Germany have the right to expect safe shelter. Ulla Jelpke, politician for Germany’s left-wing Die Linke party, called for the government to take stronger action.
Since 2016 was the only year recorded, it is unknown how the attacks in 2016 compare to those in 2015 when 600,000 came to Germany.