In 2018, 669 threats against politicians, judges and other public servants were reported to Swiss police, according to RTS.
In 43 serious cases, Swiss police came to protect the threatened individual from danger. Victims of serious threats included parliamentarians (National Councillors), members of cabinet (Federal Councillors) and judges.
The threats were mainly associated with refugees and european politics with peaks occurring around referendums and votes.
Other political subjects associated with threats against politicians in Switzerland are family and the army, according to an article in the newspaper Le Temps.
The total number of threats in 2018 was 59 lower than in 2017. While not a new phenomenon, the figures, which only include reported threats, might alarm some.
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