The total number of wanted persons recorded in the Police Information System (INPOL-Z) as of September 30, 2020, with an arrest warrant and arrest due to a crime, for execution of a sentence, accommodation or deportation/removal/return, amounted to 174,100.
This is the result of the German government’s response to a parliamentary question by the AfD parliamentary group led by Stephan Brandner. In addition, as of September 30, 2020, a total of 7,163 outstanding arrest warrants for 1,456 persons with a politically motivated background were issued in INPOL-Z or those of foreign authorities in the Schengen Information System (SIS II). Of these, 116 pending arrest warrants fall under the category “left”, 628 under the category “right” and 196 under the category “foreign ideology”. However, 5,767 pending arrest warrants could be assigned to the category of “religious ideology”.Stephan Brandner is alarmed by the further increase in the number of pending arrest warrants, especially in the category of religious ideology:
“Compared to March this year, the number of pending arrest warrants for politically motivated crime increased by 333. These figures are extremely worrying, particularly in view of the fact that 259 warrants for terrorist offences are included. The Federal Government is also aware of 169 persons with an unsealed arrest warrant, 165 of them from the PMK area of ‘religious ideology’ and 21 relevant persons with pending warrants, 18 of them from the category of ‘religious ideology’.
The figures clearly show that Islamism in all its forms is the greatest threat to our country and our democracy. Anyone who underestimates this and pours more and more money into the fight against the Right-wing, while other extremists can do their damage virtually unobserved, disregards the fact that we are on a ticking time bomb”.