Author(s): Aslı YAYAK* İbrahim BALCIOĞLU

The purpose of this study is to investigate hate crime perceptions of Turkey origin immigrants living in Germany within the scope of social identity theory. In this context, it was conducted as face-to-face with 101 male/female volunteer participants ranging in age from 20 to 50, living in the four different cities of Germany within a period of 12 months. In this study, European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey was used to determine hate crime experiences with using quantitative methods.Participants were asked whether they were victims of crime in specific areas in the last 5 years. 29 people reported that they were victims of vehicle theft; 9 people were victims of housebreaking; 12 of them were victims of pickpocketing; 9 people were being attacked personally and 5 people experienced offensive manhandling by a person/group. Only 40 of the 64 events took place in the last 12 months. 12 people completely and 7 people partly attributed events to the immigrant identity.


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