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Annual Report Netherlands

Study on Racism, antisemitism and right-wing extremist violence in the Netherlands in 2017

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Source: verwey-jonker

The number of registered racist incidents has decreased in 2017, but the seriousness has increased. Last year there were more threats and more violent incidents than in 2016 and the years before, according to the study Racism, antisemitism and right-wing extremist violence in the Netherlands , which the Verwey-Jonker Institute carried out on behalf of the Anne Frank House.

In 2017 there were 3486 reported incidents, the year before that there were 4038. The number of incidents with an antisemitic character has also decreased. This involves, for example, chants in football stadiums.

An antisemitism can see a shift in these incidents, in which no physical violence is used, into threats and violence against Jewish people or Jewish institutions. The latter is increasing. In 2016, the number of incidents in which Jewish people were threatened or attacked dropped from 57 to 35. In 2017 this increased again to 46.