Berlin - Last year there were 700 registered physical attacks on rescue workers across Germany. Of these, there were 580 attacks on men and 120 on women (code 621120). This emerges from small request from the AfD parliamentary group.
Of the 700 attacks, 200 were perpetrated on fire fighters and 500 on “other rescue workers”, as the federal government says with reference to the police crime statistics . 389 resisted rescue workers, as the figures further show (code 621110).
Compare how the number of attacks on rescue workers has increased since the legal situation was tightened are currently not possible. The reason is that the changed legal situation has also changed the statistical data collection. This means that "no statement can yet be made about the effectiveness of the law to strengthen the protection of law enforcement officers and rescue workers," said the Federal Government.
In April 2017, the Bundestag passed higher penalties for attacks on rescue workers, firefighters and law enforcement officers. Such attacks have been imprisonment for up to five years. According to the Federal Ministry of Justice, the term rescue workers includes paramedics and emergency doctors from private and public rescue services.
The legislative process did not take into account the demand, among others, of the German Medical Association () for greater protection for all doctors and members of the health professions . Doctors in hospitals or practices are also not included.