Over 500 right-wing extremists wanted in Germany: Interior Ministry
In an answer to the Left Party's parliamentary question, the ministry said as many as 568 far-right extremists, including 145 people who committed violent crimes, are sought by Germany as of March 31.
At least 79 of the wanted have fled abroad, the ministry added.
The report noted that far-right extremists increased by 1.8% compared to 2020, the highest level since the statistics were kept.
In recent years, the country has witnessed growing racism and xenophobia fueled by the propaganda of far-right, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim groups, including the main opposition party Alternative for Germany, or AfD.
Human rights groups have long criticized authorities for underestimating the threat and not seriously investigating crimes committed by neo-Nazis.